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Help stop Sunday Penalty Rates from being cut

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Hundreds of thousands of workers will see their Sunday pay reduced over the coming months.

The Fair Work Commission has announced penalty rates on public holidays and Sundays will be cut in the hospitality, retail and fast-food industries. These changes will affect many of the country's lowest-paid workers.

The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) said nearly half a million people, including some of the country's lowest-paid workers, would lose up to $6,000 a year.

Cutting penalty rates will highly affect university students who need the extra time to study, they can’t work during the week and rely on weekends to earn their money, reducing penalty rates will cause a lot more young people to fall into debt because they are unable to pay back loans.

Sunday pay rates for full-time and part-time hospitality workers will be cut from 175 per cent of their standard wage to 150 per cent.

In retail, Sunday wages will be reduced from 200 per cent of the standard rate to 150 per cent for full-time and part-time staff.

And for fast food workers, Sunday pay for some full-time and part-time employees — classed as "level one" workers — will be cut from 150 per cent to 125 per cent.

The decisions that the Liberal Government are making are affecting the people who work the hardest. We are now going to have to work harder for less.

Please help make a change.


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