In 2015 the Productivity Commission recommended changes to the workplace laws which included removing the requirement that workers in the cafe, hospitality, entertainment, restaurant and retailing industries receive double pay for working on Sundays. The commission argued that the laws were created in a different era when less people shopped and went to church. Opponents, including Unions, argue that the rule change would result in a pay cut for thousands of minimum wage workers who work in cafes, shops and restaurants.
Well our multicultural society has created a 24/7 culture and now instead of having Sunday off the community has been given the expectation that everything is going to be open. Therefore we now need to review what a working week is. This is a downside of multiculturalism if the statues continues then Sat. penalty rates should apply to the whole weekend or more simple solution don't open on Sundays have a rest day
No. Penalty rates should exist, but at 115% and 140%. Having the wage at 200% stops people who want to work more to create a better life for themselves from having the opportunity to as it is unaffordable for employers
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