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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…

Retail Change Rooms 10-point Safety Plan

As COVID-19 restrictions are gradually relaxed across the country and shops and shopping centres continue to get busier, it is important that our retail workers’ health and safety is appropriately addressed, and new measures are introduced to ensure workplaces are safe. After several concerns were raised from members about returning to work in retail, we…

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