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Penalty rates

Penalty rates Archives

What really happened after penalty rates were cut

Cuts to penalty rate were made with the promise of longer hours and more jobs. Here's what really happened.

Are you ready for casual penalty rates to increase?

How to prep for the next stage of penalty rate increases on October 1.

Why cutting penalty rates hasn’t created jobs

Two years on, what has happened with penalty rates?

Easter puts penalty rates back in the spotlight

Labor Party reaffirms pledge to overturn 2017 FWC decision over long weekend.

Union slams penalty rates cut

Approximately 700,000 workers are on the sharp end of a 10 to 15 per cent cut to their Sunday penalty rates.

NRA: Labor’s attempt to overturn penalty rates a “desperate political stunt”

Opposition introduces bill to reverse penalty cuts.

The hypocrisy of the minimum wage

Dennis Price examines the wages debate.

Penalty rate cuts linked to lower spend

Report finds correlation between reduced pay and a fall in overall consumer spending.

Senate backs protections for penalty rates

Nationals MP says he will not support an amendment currently before the Lower House.

Penalty rates decision comes into focus

FWC's decision to possibly get overturned next week.

Penalty rates decision to be overturned?

Chaos in Federal Parliament in the wake of the dual citizenship saga has opened the door to legislation that would overt...

Federal Court dismisses union case

Full bench unanimously decides to uphold penalty rate cuts.

Senate inquiry rejects penalty rate cuts

Fair Work's decision derided as a pursuit of retail sector profits.

Industry awaits decision on penalty rates

Federal Court to hand down ruling, which could see the FWC’s original cuts reversed.

Unions in court over penalty rate cuts

Judges told Fair Work Commission "made errors of law" when slashing Sunday rates.

Labor’s penalty pledge won’t mean back-pay

Opposition will continue fight to reverse FWC decision when parliament resumes in August.

FactCheck: will 700,000 workers be ‘ripped off’ by penalty rate cuts?

The real number of people likely to experience a pay cut is about half the number suggested.

Kikki.K’s ‘better off overall’ deal rubber stamped by FWC

Stationery retailer becomes first company to factor in penalty rates.

NRA: private members bill may undermine system’s independence

The National Retailers Association warns that Labor’s private members bill will set a dangerous precedent for all indepe...

Who really bears the penalty in the penalty rates decision?

Retail and hospitality employers need to sell the idea of flexibility of hours worked as an advantage of employment and ...