Hospitality workers across Australia welcome media reports that Bill Shorten will promise in a speech on Wednesday evening that Labor will act in Parliament to protect penalty rates if the Fair Work Commission approves the employers’ application to cut their weekend pay.
A new national poll of 3,273 people carried out for hospitality union United Voice reveals a majority of Australians (57%) would support hospitality workers taking strike action to protect their weekend penalty rates.
Statement from National Secretary, Jo-anne Schofield
The revelation that a major hotel chain has been cheating its cleaners on such a grand scale should be shocking to all Australians but it is becoming commonplace.
Federal Parliamentarians will be briefed today by educators on outstanding issues in Australia's early childhood education and care system.