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Month: June 2020

COVID-19 shopping centres and health advice – a victory for commonsense

Media statement | 25 June 2020  Statement from Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA – the union for retail, warehouse and fast food workers The SDA welcomes the decision of the Andrews government, with the support of the Shopping Centre Council of Australia, to strengthen health advice to people presenting at COVID testing stations at…

Shopping Centre COVID-19 health and safety – time for government to step in

Media Release | 22 June 2020 Statement by Gerard Dwyer, National Secretary the SDA, the union for retail workers Workers in shopping centres are increasingly worried that lack of effective action by shopping centre operators may be encouraging community transmission of COVID-19 just as there are disturbing signs in Victoria that we may be on…

SDA calls on Coles to negotiate new Agreement

Coles members have been through a lot like all frontline workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. At the height of the pandemic there was the panic buying, irrational customer behaviour and trying to keep up with the excess demand that emptied shelves. The other thing the pandemic did was delay bargaining for the new Coles Agreement…

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