Share Your Story
My name is Andrew and I work at Spotlight. Since I found out that my Sunday penalty rates were going to be cut, I’ve been concerned about my future.
I’m working while I study so I can make ends meet. I work 5 hours every Sunday and I need this extra money to pay for my textbooks, external courses and also to help my parents, who are not high earners at all.
Now I’m going to lose more than $35 a week, and without that money I will struggle to try to go above and beyond with university.
I’m not the going to be the only one. There are 700,000 people like me, who work in retail, fast food, hospitality and pharmacies are also having their pay cut.
I can’t work out why they are singling us out. Do they think we no longer deserve a weekend or public holiday like everyone else?
If we want to do something about this, it’s up to us. That’s why I stood up and shared my story, in the hope that we can convince Malcolm Turnbull and his Government that these cuts just aren’t on.
I’m asking you to join me in standing up to tell your story.
If you’re not too sure what to say, that’s okay. Just think about:
– How will it affect you and your family?
– What are the important things you’ll have to go without?
– What are you most worried about?