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.

"A new Labor government will restore the Sunday penalty rates of every single worker affected by this cut."

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