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APA (NSW) Member Update – Penalty Rates: National Rally to Protect Our Jobs

APA (NSW) Member Update

Penalty Rates: National Rally to Protect Our Jobs

Tuesday 7 March 2017

Dear Member,

As you are no doubt aware by now, the Fair Work Commission handed down its decision to cut Sunday penalty rates for hospitality, retail and fast food industry workers on 23 February 2017.

The decision cuts penalty rates for full time and part time workers in those industries and for some, who are the lowest-paid workers, this is a direct cut to their take home pay.

This decision was handed down by Commissioners who, surprisingly, don’t work on weekends.

APA (NSW) views this decision as an attack on the hard fought conditions of workers. Even though this decision does not directly impact paramedics and paramedic support staff, you work weekends and you know what it is like to rely on penalty rates to help pay your bills and support your families.

This is just the beginning and we need to be ready to take a stand against an unjust decision. It is important that we support and stand in solidarity with those that are impacted. Therefore, we invite you to come along and join us at the National Rally to Protect Our Jobs, to show your support for your fellow workers on Thursday 9 March 2017.

Details below:

Where: 1 Farrar Place, Governor Phillip Tower, Sydney
Meet: Outside the front of Customs House, Circular Quay
Time: 10.45am for 11am start



APA (NSW) Executive

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