SDA Members Win Rubbish Row
Published on: Oct 28 2020
SDA members at a national retail chain came together when they faced an issue getting rid of store waste.
Centre management at the retail park instigated a sitewide change which resulted in staff at the Kotara store having their weekly bale press pick up cancelled.
In place of this, staff were tasked with carting the waste across a very busy carpark to dump in communal waste bins.
This was a huge safety concern for staff in general but is also a particularly concerning issue coming into the busy holiday period.
The Union approached the store and escalated this safety issue to the management team; requesting that the rubbish collection was reinstated.
Working with the store’s safety Advisor and Operations team, who also identified this issue was a safety concern, members at the store had a successful outcome.
Staff at the store were delighted when the rubbish removal company resumed collections in store.
If members are experiencing similar safety concerns, please contact the Union for further assistance on 1300 SDA HELP (1300 732 4357).