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The Today Show on the Penalty Rates Battle

This morning on the Today Show Lisa Wilkinson interviewed United Voice Assistant National Secretary David McElrea on the release of the Productivity Commissions report that recommended cuts to weekend rates.  

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Missing Christmas

Will you be missing Christmas? This Christmas, thousands of Australians will miss out on time with people they love. 

We created an ad for Christmas to show the sacrifice thousands of Aussie workers will be making this year - like every year...

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Myths about penalty rates and those who rely on them

Ray Markey is the Director of the Centre for Workforce Futures at Macquarie University and he wrote this great piece for The Conversation.


In the current review of Modern Awards before the Fair Work Commission, employers are challenging the level of penalty rates. At the same time, the Productivity Commission says excessive penalty rates for Sundays reduce hours worked, mean unemployment is higher than it needs to be, and reduce options for businesses and consumers. It wants Sunday penalty rates in some sectors to be set at the Saturday rate.

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