Workers ‘made to feel they’ve let the team down’

Mar 27 2014

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Gloves are off for Boxing Day trading

RETAIL workers would feel obligated to work on Boxing Day and miss out on time with their families if the state government allowed shops to trade on the holiday, despite employers being unable to force staff to work.

That’s the view of Orange-based Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) representatives Charlotte Maguire and Tracy Morton.

Together with 58 members of the union from across the district, the pair met with SDA NSW branch secretary Gerard Dwyer in Orange on Wednesday.

Shops are currently barred from opening on Boxing Day unless they are in one of the 45 local government areas with an exemption for tourist trade.

Read the full story in the Central Western Daily

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