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Unions’ fight for hospitality, retail workers’ Sunday penalty rates heads to Federal Court

Sep 27, 2017News

THE Federal Court has heard that the Fair Work Commission made errors of law when penalty rates were slashed, as unions take action to protect workers. Read more via news.com.au. Read More »

We can protect penalty rates if we work together

Jun 26, 2017Uncategorized

** From Australian Unions** You’ve probably seen the news – penalty rates for hospitality, retail and pharmacy workers could be slashed from July 1. The good news is we can do something about this if […] Read More »

Labor won’t give up penalty rates fight

Jun 23, 2017News

Labor and the Greens insist they will keep fighting to overturn a decision to scale back some weekend penalty rates despite losing a vote in parliament. Read more Read More »

National Day of Action: June 20

Jun 15, 2017News

Join us as we rally on Tuesday the 20th of June at Belmore Park from 11am. It’s time to fight back after Malcolm Turnbull has: – Brought back the ABCC to CUT wages, conditions and […] Read More »

Stop the penalty rates cuts today

Jun 15, 2017News

** Post via Australian Unions** In less than two weeks, 700,000 working people across Australia are due to have their weekly pay packets slashed by around $70 a week because they have to work on […] Read More »

Penalty rate changes to cost $667m: report

May 17, 2017News

A reduction in Sunday penalty rates means workers across country Australia risk losing more than $660 million each year, new modelling shows. The McKell Institute also says the Fair Work Commission’s decision to align weekend […] Read More »

Angry about cuts to Penalty rates? Here’s what you can do

Mar 22, 2017News

Cuts to Sunday and public holiday penalty rates will hurt hundreds of thousands of workers across the country – and while it might not affect our industry directly, workers in hospitality, retail, fast food and pharmacy […] Read More »

Join a union now! A message from Fiona the Underemployed Bettong

Mar 22, 2017News

First Dog on the Moon’s latest cartoon has a serious message: join a union. Check it out via the link: Death by 1,000 penalty rate cuts, starring Fiona the Underemployed Bettong Read More »

Australian principles under attack with decision to cut wages

Mar 7, 2017News

The ABC’s business editor Ian Verrender writes that the recent FWC recommendation to cut penalty rates for some of Australia’s lowest paid workers shows that our strong industrial relations system, decent minimum wage and social security network […] Read More »

Let’s support businesses who won’t cut rates: send your pics!

Mar 5, 2017News

One of our members from the Blue Mountains has sent in the details of a business which won’t be cutting Sunday and public holiday penalty rates for its staff. Glenbrook Liquor Store has a sign out […] Read More »

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