A long-awaited decision on penalty rates in Australia is coming today, with your average humble battler in retail and hospitality waiting to find out whether their Sunday rate will be slashed to be more in line with Saturday rates. The decision comes at 11am this morning.
[Labor are] greatly concerned that if its hospitality workers who have their penalty rates cut today, it will be nurses and emergency workers tomorrow. Millions of Australian families rely on penalty rates to put food on the table – Labor will fight for these people and their penalty rates.
We’ll keep you posted on how this goes down. Let’s find out if the solution to global economic woes is ladling more punishment on low-income earners!