Mike Freelander MP is launching a petition calling on the Liberal-National Government to reverse their position and stop the cuts to Sunday penalty rates that will see up to 700,000 Australian workers be as much as $77 a week worse off.
Malcolm Turnbull and his Liberals voted to block laws that would stop the cuts to penalty rates. Malcolm Turnbull has said, “That was the considered decision of the Fair Work Commission, and we accept that decision. We support the decision of the independent umpire because it is their decision.”
We all know the Liberals, the party who introduced WorkChoices have long been campaigning for cut to penalty rates.
Labor is the only party that can be trusted to look after workers and their penalty rates and will introduce legislation into the parliament to do so.
I’m urging all Australians to go to www.ProtectOurPenaltyRates.org.au and sign the petition.
Penalty rates are not are luxury. It’s what puts food on the table and pays the bills for so many families.
Malcolm Turnbull has the power to stop these devastating pay cuts to workers, that’s why the more people who speak up and add their name, the more pressure we can put on the Government to change their mind and protect penalty rates!