Retailers want cuts to Sunday penalty rates to be phased in over 12 months to minimse the impact on shop workers. The Australian Retailers Association (ARA) says this will also allow retailers to implement the benefits of the rate reduction, including offering additional hours of work and employment opportunities. The […]
Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull believes “there’s masses of evidence to support” the Fair Work Commission’s penalty rate cuts, saying “that will be a very significant benefit for the economy”. His comments follow calls from his party members, including former employment minister Eric Abetz, and former prime minister Tony Abbott, to […]
Backbencher Tony Abbott has found another reason to attack the man who deposed him as prime minister, this time criticising Malcolm Turnbull for his response to the Fair Work Commission’s penalty rate cuts decision. Abbott ally and former employment minister senator Eric Abetz, told Fairfax Media yesterday that the cuts […]
Liberal senator, and former employment minister, Eric Abetz has called for a fairer go for existing workers under new penalty rates cuts, which are expected to impact 700,000 workers in the retail, hospitality and tourism sectors. In an opinion piece for Fairfax Media, Abetz says he supports the reduced rates […]
The Fair Work Commission has decided to cut Sunday penalty rates for hundreds of thousands of retail, hospitality and fast food industry workers. The commission says the move, to take effect from July, will increase services and trading hours on Sundays and will likely lead to more employment. There is […]
Two big claims underpin attempts to cut penalty rates for Sunday workers in the retail and hospitality sectors: that they are no longer needed or relevant, and that they cost jobs. These claims are at the centre of a review by the Fair Work Commission of awards in those industries. […]
Victorian MP Kelvin Thomson announced his retirement from federal politics this week, and will step down at the next election after 20 years in parliament. But a letter he sent last month to the boss of the restaurant industry’s peak body, which is currently being passed around hospitality workers, may […]
Is it time for an $8 coffee on a Sunday?
Could be the start of something.
More people in work with less pay, or less people in work with decent compensation.
Drops by a quarter.