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Sunday rate cuts to increase casualisation of the workforce

Feb 28, 2017News

The impact of the Fair Work Commission’s recent decision to cut Sunday penalty rates will be felt acutely by the hundreds of thousands of workers who will have their pay slashed by up to $3400 […] Read More »

Penalty rate cuts could backfire on business

Feb 26, 2017News

ABC business reporter Michael Janda explains how cuts to Sunday penalty rates could hurt the economy and increase business failures and job losses. Read more. Read More »

Employers’ pyrrhic penalty rates win reflects self-defeating economics

Feb 26, 2017News

“It’s not that stores and restaurants couldn’t do business on Sundays under the existing rules; any casual observer can attest to the brisk trade that now takes place right through the weekend. It’s just that […] Read More »

Spotted: A Valentine’s Day message for Malcolm

Feb 17, 2017News

Spotted in a Victorian newspaper over the weekend… Read More »

Secretary’s wrap

Jun 24, 2016Secretary's run-down
Bob Hayden, Divisional Secretary

The NSW Budget, handed down by former Transport Minister turned Treasurer Gladys Berejiklian this week, included a number of transport commitments. While most were road related (including $2.9 billion for WestConnex alone), there were also […] Read More »

Anti-penalty rates campaign flops

Apr 2, 2015Uncategorized

The business lobby is trying to get shops to put anti-penalty rates campaign posters in their windows over Easter – but so far their campaign isn’t going very well. Read More »

Are penalty rates at risk under Abbott?

May 1, 2013News

Unions have demanded Opposition leader Tony Abbott outline his policy on penalty rates after he recently told a community forum that the rates were killing jobs in some industries. Read More »

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