Talk to your Local Pub or Café

People all over the country have been visiting their local pubs, bars and cafes to ask them to commit to protecting weekend rates. Register below to be part of the action to Save Our Weekend!

While the Fair Work Commission has announced cuts to penalty rates for hospitality workers, a number of hospitality businesses have already committed to protecting penalty rates for their staff. Can you ask your local pub, bar or café to do the same by pledging to protect penalty rates?

Hospitality venues rely on their local communities to survive and conversations with community members are a powerful way to persuade them to do the right thing.

We have all the materials you need to get your local to commit to protect penalty rates and to let the staff know you stand with them. Order a pack below that includes a letter to the owner or manager, a pledge form, some thank you cards for staff, and some Save our Weekend beer coasters. We'll mail everything out to you along with some tips to help with your conversation.

If you want to get started straight away, you can download the letter and the pledge and take them straight into your local.

Don't forgot to let us know how you go by emailing us at [email protected]

Get your Pubs and Cafés pack


Contains the Employer Letter, Weekend Rates Pledge, thank you cards and Save Our Weekend beer coasters.


Print out your own letter to a local pub or café

Download the Employer letter to print out yourself and take to your local pub or café.


Print our your own Employer Pledge

Download the Employer Pledge Form to print out yourself and take to a local pub or café.


Conversation Tips

When speaking to local pub and cafe owners, if you're not sure about how to approach the topic of protecting penalty rates, we've put together some conversation tips that should help you out.