Tag: union

16
Apr 2020

Retail re-opening – a decision for the entire community, not individual retailers

Media statement | 16 April 2020 Statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA the union for retail, fast food and warehouse workers It is understandable that retailers should be keen to re-open their businesses as soon as it is safe to do so. But this is a decision for the entire community, led by government on the advice of

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30
Mar 2020

Media statement | Welcome JobKeeper Quotes from SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer.

30 March 2020 The SDA is pleased the Morrison government has heeded the call from unions and employers to introduce a wage subsidy to minimise the economic damage caused by the COVID-19 emergency. The JobKeeper payment will enable tens of thousands of retail and fast food workers to retain their jobs and put food on family table. The SDA, together

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26
Mar 2020

Premier shops shut their doors – a disaster for retail workers and the retail sector

Media statement | 26 March 2020   Statement from SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer The decision of Premier Investments to shut its stores for a month is not only a disaster in itself, but a sign of things to come if the government does not step up with further measures to support the retail sector. Premier Group’s brands have 7,000

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25
Mar 2020

ACT NOW – SAVE Lives, SAVE Jobs, SAVE the Economy

Media statement | 25 March 2020 Statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary of the SDA Business, big and small, unions, employers and industry are speaking with one voice. The government must respond to direct and combined calls from employers and employees, not just the SDA and the Australian Retailers Association, but many others. The AIG, COSBOA and the Small Business

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24
Mar 2020

Not good enough – retail workers and shops going to wall as they wait to get government support in their hands

Media statement | 24 March 2020 Quotes from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary of the SDA As discretionary retail spending falls off a cliff, the government must step in now to provide immediate financial support to enable as many workers and businesses as possible to weather the storm and give those stood down the means to feed their families. In the absence of

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