Weekend Rates Under Threat
"Federal election 2016: penalty rates a poll bombshell "
The Australian, April 20 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 Turnbull Government has refused to support weekend workers. Instead, a report commissioned by the Federal Government has recommended slashing the pay of people who work weekends.
This election, let Mr Turnbull know where you stand and vote to Save our Weekend and protect penalty rates.