STAG ups the ante

Queen Victoria Market’s Stallholders and Traders Action Group (STAG) has pledged to reconvene and re-energise its advocacy on behalf of disaffected traders.

Spokesperson Phil Cleary told CBD News, the group had recently incorporated and intended to pursue better outcomes for traders.

He accused Queen Victoria Market (QVM) management of being autocratic and high-handed, and this had resulted in a number of legal cases against it.

Mr Cleary said market management had “no idea” how to promote the market and STAG was about to begin a series of promotional and marketing campaigns.

He said STAG aimed to represent the majority of traders at the market and would “drag” Lord Mayor Sally Capp and City of Melbourne CEO “into the conversation”.

Cr Capp told CBD News that STAG was welcome to feed into ongoing engagement with QVM management. 

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