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Bill Shorten promises to reverse penalty rates cuts if Labor wins election

Shorten promises to restore penalty rates

Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has vowed to reverse cuts to Sunday penalty rates if Labor wins the next election.

Mr Shorten made the pledge at an Australian Council of Trade Unions conference in Sydney, as workers in the retail, hospitality and fast-food sectors prepare for a reduction in their take-home pay from this weekend.

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Hospitality union United Voice ramps up efforts to fight penalty rates decision

United Voice is the union for hospitality workersUnions have sought legal advice and are advancing their efforts to try to reverse cuts to penalty rates for Sunday workers.

An appeal to the Federal Court is on the cards from the United Voice, a union which is representing hospitality workers who face having their pay cut after a decision by the Fair Work Commission earlier this year.

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Apparently, workers on Sunday are “overcompensated”

What the ...?How's this?

If you work on a Sunday, and get penalty rates, apparently you're "overcompensated". 

What do you think of that?

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