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Karens and Covid: How shopfloor staff have changed

It’s been a tough year for employees of the retail sector, the nation’s second largest employer. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force, around 60,000 retail jobs were lost from November 2019 to May 2020 alone, and these figures come before many increased restrictions and Melbourne’s extended stage 4 lockdown. This means many more job losses have already occurred, and more are still likely. Shopfloor staff have been particularly affected. In addition to reduced shift