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‘It makes us really scared’: Retail workers reveal customer abuse

Customer aggression has heightened due to Covid-19 restrictions. Image: Bigstock.
Rising tensions among customers escalated further this week amid reports of a customer spitting at another patron in Bunnings during an argument over the use of face masks. The Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA) is reminding the public to be respectful and that a $5,000 fine applies for spitting or coughing at retail workers in Greater Sydney. “The $5,000 fine for spitting or coughing at retail workers is a clear signal that abuse and violence towards retail workers will