Stopping Sunday penalty rates decrease
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She said more than a million workers will face a pay cut of more than 20 per cent, or $6000 per year.
Imagine what that means to someone when they have to pay car registration, they have to pay rent, when they are trying like crazy to get a mortgage.
With rising inflation, falling wage growth and unaffordable house prices, Victorian Trades Hall Council secretary Luke Hilakari warned the decision would push working families into severe hardship.
"There will be thousands and thousands of families sitting around the dinner table tonight, working out how to make ends meet. Are they going to have to take a second job, or a third job? Are they going to have to do extra shifts?" he said.
"This is going to be the greatest cut to working people's wages since the Great Depression."
We need to stand as one an raise our voices against this.
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