Sunday Roast: Fair Work Commission agrees to reduce Sunday penalty rates.


The Fair Work Commission last week agreed to reduce Sunday penalty rates in the hospitality, fast food, retail and pharmacy industries. The decision, which see’s penalty rates cut in some instances from 175% down to 150%, was met with considerable backlash from workers and the Labor Party alike, with up to 1 million employees set to be impacted by the decision. Conversely, the Australian Chamber of Commerce applauded the move, claiming it would allow businesses to stay open longer and create more jobs.

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