Retail workers can rest nice and easy thanks to the federal opposition of a Fair Work decision that would see some Sunday penalty rates cut by 25 percent. The opposition leader of the Bill is named Bill Shorten gave notice that he would introduce a new bill called the Fair Work Amendment.
- federal opposition moves to block a Fair Work decision that would see some Sunday penalty rates slashed by 25 per cent.
- Opposition leader Bill Shorten gave notice this morning that he would introduce a new bill, the Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Take Home Pay) Bill 2017, at the next sitting of parliament.
- If enacted the new bill will ensure that no employee’s take-home pay is reduced as a result of a variation of a modern award.
“This Parliament of Australia can decide if it agrees or disagrees with the decision of the Fair Work Commission – and we don’t”