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The biggest pay cut ever

The biggest pay cut ever

The recent decision by the The Fair Work Commission (FWC)  to radically cut Sunday and public holiday pay will give almost one million Australian workers a pay cut.

Hospitality, fast food, retail and pharmacy workers will have their Sunday penalty rates cut between 25% and 50%.

Public holiday pay will also be slashed by up to 25%.

This is a loss of up to $6,000 per year for some workers. No worker will be better off as a result of this decision.

We will fight to stop what is Australia's biggest single pay cut ever.

Please sign the ACTU petition here  

How much will pay be cut by? 

Award

Current Sunday Penalty Rate New Sunday Penalty Rate       
Fast Food (level 1) Casual  175% | $34.02 p/hour  150% | $29.16 p/hour
Fast Food (level 1) Permanent*  150% | $29.16 p/hour  125% | $24.30 p/hour
Retail (general) Casual  200% | $38.88 p/hour  175% | $34.02 p/hour
Retail (general) Permanent*  200% | $38.88 p/hour  150% | $29.16 p/hour
Pharmacy Casual  200% | $38.88 p/hour  175% | $34.02 p/hour
Pharmacy Permanent*  200% | $38.88 p/hour  150% | $29.16 p/hour
Hospitality Permanent*  175% | $38.87 p/hour  150% | $27.32 p/hour
Hospitality Casual NO CHANGE NO CHANGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Award

Current Public Holiday Rate New Public Holiday Rate       
Fast Food (level 1) Casual  275% | $53.47 p/hour  250% | $48.61 p/hour
Fast Food (level 1) Permanent*  250% | $48.61 p/hour  225% | $43.74 p/hour
Retail (general) Casual  275% | $53.46 p/hour  250% | $48.60 p/hour
Retail (general) Permanent*  250% | $48.60 p/hour  225% | $43.74 p/hour
Pharmacy Casual  275% | $53.47 p/hour  250% | $48.61 p/hour
Pharmacy Permanent*  250% | $48.61 p/hour  225% | $43.75 p/hour
Hospitality Casual  275% | $50.08 p/hour  250% | $45.53 p/hour
Hospitality Permanent*  250% | $45.53 p/hour  225% | $40.97 p/hour

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

*(Permanent can be full time or part time)


The document in the link below lays out the full details of how these cuts could effect you and your family. 

Penalty Rates Cut: The impact


 

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