April 14, 2017 Uncategorized

Statement on Coles “I’m Free” Campaign.

“The SDA on behalf of its members has been engaged with Coles on this issue since early this week, and acknowledges that Coles is taking action to address the matter.”

“Companies need to be mindful of how their marketing and ad campaigns impact on staff.”

“We like to see to see a system where staff are given the opportunity to provide input and feedback on marketing campaigns they will be responsible for implementing.”

“Sexual harassment in any form is unacceptable.”

“It is incumbent upon the employer to provide a safe working environment for their staff.”

“Where businesses employ young workers, employers must be particularly sensitive and supportive in protecting them from customer abuse and sexual harassment.”

If you have concerns about the campaign, or any other workplace matter, contact your local SDA Branch for advice and support.