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Big W redeploys hundreds of staff to Woolworths supermarkets

Big W has redeployed about 500 staff members to Woolworths supermarkets in Melbourne as the city undergoes stage four lockdown.

The change follows the temporary closure of 22 Melbourne Big W stores under the city’s restrictions imposed on the retail industry.

The nine regional stores in Victoria remain open for customers, while metropolitan Melbourne stores now offer contactless drive-up and home delivery options.

Managing director David Walker said Big W was committed to supporting its 2000 Melbourne store staff members during lockdown.

“The safety and wellbeing of our team members in Melbourne is our top priority and we’re working hard to support our teams through these challenging times,” he said.

“The majority of our team members are now focusing on safely servicing online orders via home delivery and contactless drive up in our ten hub stores.

“We’re also working closely with the Woolworths Group, successfully redeploying around 500 team members to Woolworths supermarkets so far.”

Source: 9News

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