Weekend Rates (Still) Under Threat
"Mandate to keep penalty rates - the people have spoken"
The Daily Telegraph, 8th July, 2016
Weekends matter. They’re a night out with friends, catching a match and spending time with your family.
But for the people who serve us in restaurants and shops, care for our elderly and sick or help us in an emergency, weekends are another work day.
Any change to weekend rates would hit hundreds of thousands of weekend workers with a sudden pay cut they can’t afford and don’t deserve.
Weekend rates are currently under threat and the re-elected Turnbull Government has still refused to support weekend workers.
This election a massive swing in many seats showed people still value their weekends and their weekend rates. Some of the biggest critics of weekend rates have now found themselves no longer in the Federal Parliament.
The message is clear but needs to be maintained - hands off weekend rates!