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Unions threaten penalty rate campaign during election

Apr 11, 2016News

ABC AM, 11 April 2016: Unions are threatening to make weekend penalty […] Read More »

MEDIA RELEASE: Election coming but Turnbull Government refuses to come clean on penalty rates

Mar 21, 2016News

21 March, 2016: The Federal Opposition’s submission to the Fair Work Commission […] Read More »

Penalty rates no luxury: Shorten

Mar 21, 2016News

Oppn leader says penalty rates let casualised workers share nation’s economic prosperity. Read More »

Penalty rates provide crucial safety net for low-paid workers, Labor argues

Mar 21, 2016News

Penalty rates are a fundamental part of the safety net for low-paid […] Read More »

Preserve penalty rates to protect Victorian workers: state government

Mar 13, 2016News

13 March 2016, The Age: Penalty rates should be preserved to protect […] Read More »

MEDIA RELEASE: Government’s Productivity Commission attacks low paid workers

Jan 20, 2016News

21 Dec 2015: Hundreds of thousands of workers and their families will struggle […] Read More »

Sunday penalty rates in the firing line

Dec 21, 2015News

21 Dec, The New Daily: Unions slam the Turnbull government for refusing […] Read More »

Myer boss out of touch on penalty rates

Dec 10, 2015News

Workers are aghast at Myer boss Richard Umbers’ claims that a whole generation of workers don’t care about penalty rates. Read More »

Myths about penalty rates and those who rely on them

Nov 16, 2015News

16 Nov, The Conversation: In the current review of Modern Awards before the […] Read More »

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Nov 10, 2015News

Across Australia, people rely on weekend penalty rates to compensate them for missing time with family and friends to ensure they can pay their bills. But our weekend penalty rates, and our weekends, are now at risk. Read More »