News Alert: Sunday and public holiday penalty rates will be reduced for hospitality, retail staff, Fair Work Commission rules

The Fair Work Commission has ruled today that Sunday and public holiday penalty rates will be reduced for hospitality, retail and fast food workers.

Saturday penalties will not be changed at this time.

The Commission announced that the cuts would lead to an increase in services provided and extend trading hours on public holidays and Sundays.

Sunday pay rates for full-time and part-time hospitality workers will be cut from 175 per cent of their regular wage to 150 per cent.

For retail companies, Sunday wages will be reduced from 200 per cent of the standard rate to 150 per cent for full-time and part-time staff.

For those in the fast food industry, Sunday pay for some full-time and part-time employees — classed as "level one" workers — will be cut from 150 per cent to 125 per cent.

The Commission also announced that casual workers in retail and fast food would also see their pay cut.
 
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