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news.com.au 24 Nov, 2021 06:00 am

Victorian retail workers abused after Daniel Andrews imposes vaccine mandate

Victorian retail workers abused after Daniel Andrews imposes vaccine mandate
Thousands of Victorian retail workers have been physically and verbally assaulted by shoppers over the state’s vaccine mandate.

“Our members have reported thousands of incidences of customer aggression including many acts of significant violence towards retail staff,” Mr Zahra said.Picture: NCA NewsWire / David Geraghty “The current skills crisis has already seen many retail and hospitality outlets close due to lack of available staff,” Mr Zahra said.” Mr Zahra also said the sector were only given several hours’ notice of the rule change and attempts to contact the government for clarity went unanswered until after it came into affect.However, the behaviour exhibited by customers during the past week reached peak levels, resulting in many retail staff becoming fearful to return to work.

The Australian Retailers Association is now pleading with the state government to shift to New South Wales-style rules which would see the mandate scrapped once 95 per cent of people are vaccinated.The ARA is pleading with the state government to shift to New South Wales-style retail rules.

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