Protecting penalty rates
Hundreds of thousands of Australian workers rely on penalty rates to make ends meet. But now, business lobby groups and some of our MPs are trying to strip them away.
Penalty rates are compensation for working unsociable hours, and they’re also often the only thing helping workers make ends meet. Axing penalty rates for hundreds of thousands of our lowest paid workers will have a devastating impact on families right across the country.
The SDA’s Protect Penalty Rates campaign aims to fight the moves to rob workers of their take-home pay, and keep our penalty rates secure.
About the SDA
The SDA is Australia’s largest union, representing over 215,000 workers in industries such retail, fast-food and warehousing.
The SDA has branches in every state and territory, and has worked hard over the past 125 years to protect your rights at work.
Your take home pay is at risk
Join the campaign to protect your penalty rates
Our weekend penalty rates are under threat. Add your voice to the call for penalty rates for weekend workers to be protected