Recent News

SMH: How the penalty rates decision hurts women

Feb 24, 2017News

When I left school I worked as a Christmas casual at David […] Read More »

NINE News: Workers reveal heartache over penalty rate cuts, as Shorten pledges to fight ‘bad decision’

Feb 23, 2017News

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has blasted the Fair Work Commission’s decision to […] Read More »

SMH: Cutting penalty rates is a war on the young and on the poor

Feb 23, 2017News

The same government who started the week saying young people just need […] Read More »

SMH: Penalty rates in sights of business leaders

Jan 4, 2017News

Sunday penalty rates, banking regulation and the looming Trump presidency are some […] Read More »

Nurses rally in Melbourne amid penalty rates fear

Jun 28, 2016News

The Herald Sun, 25 June 2016: Paramedics and nurses stepped up their own […] Read More »

Letter to the Editor: “Lobbying to reduce penalty rates disgusts me”

May 12, 2016News

The Newcastle Herald, 12 May 2016: The lobbying to reduce casual weekend penalty […] Read More »

Blair MP Shayne Neumann will save Ipswich workers’ penalty rates

May 10, 2016News

The Queensland Times, 10 May 2016: Ipswich workers on penalty rates will need […] Read More »

Penalty rates a key poll issue for unions

May 2, 2016News

SBS, 2 May 2016: Unions have used May Day to single out penalty […] Read More »

Penalty rates decision pushed back

Apr 29, 2016News

The Australian, 29 April 2016: The Fair Work Commission is pushing back a […] Read More »

Workers vow to ramp up campaign to protect penalty rates as Fair Work hearings enter final week

Apr 11, 2016News

Media release, 11 April 2016: Two of Australia’s biggest unions today announced they […] Read More »