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FWC’s slow review process drags on

The Fair Work Commission’s review of the 2010 retail award is now bordering on farcical. It would be uproariously funny if it wasn’t so serious. The review was started in 2014 and the Fair Work Commission has yet to finalise the review because it cannot reach a conclusion on penalty rates in the retail industry. As Russell Zimmerman, Australian Retailers Association (ARA) executive director, points out, it is effectively time to commence the 2018 review of the award. The protracted review ha