The Fair Work Commission has handed down the Annual Wage Case, which determines the annual pay rise for workers covered by Modern Awards. What does this mean for workers covered by Awards? In 2017, the Fair Work Commission determined a 3.3% increase to the National Minimum Wage and a 3.3% increase to Modern Awards which cover retail, fast food and
Retail and fast food workers take another blow after modern award wage increase falls short Just one day after a timetable was set to slash the take home pay of over 700,000 workers earning weekend penalty rates, retail and fast food workers have received a 3.3% increase which is set to be eaten away by those cuts to penalty rates.
George Christensen MP’s recent announcement that he would be introducing a private members bill to protect penalty rates is a farcical stunt designed to grab headlines and deceive workers in his electorate into thinking he actually cares about their take home pay. SDA National Secretary Gerard Dwyer said that in an effort to save his political skin Mr Christensen was
SDA appealing the Fair Work decision to cut penalty rates. The Fair Work Commission’s decision to cut penalty for retail, fast food and pharmacy workers covered by Awards is unfair – we want it stopped. It will devastate thousands of hard-working Australians in retail, fast food and pharmacy– making it harder for you and your family to get by. It’s