Are penalty rates important in the disability sector?

Do you rely on penalty rates in your role?

There has been a lot of media attention on how the removal of penalty rates would affect hospitality workers on weekends, but what about the disability sector shift workers rostered on 24 hours, 7 days per week for accommodation and respite services?

The shift allowances set by our award ensure that workers who are rostered late, through the night and on weekends receive some remuneration for these hours. 

How would the loss of penalty rates affect you?

Your union is pushing back against these attacks and wants to tell your story to those who think penalty rates don’t matter. 

Email us your comments and have your say today.

Your union is also part of the push to advance the rights of casuals by increasing the minimum shift length to 4 hours and offering a conversion to more secure part time employment. 

Every worker can be a union member and expect their issues count. Make everyone at your workplace knows that their voice matters when they join in union.

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