To: Peter Newell - Chairman, Clubs Australia

Hands Off Penalty Rates

Hands Off Penalty Rates

Clubs workers, managers and community members all over the country are calling on you to reverse your attempt to cut our weekend rates and other conditions by abolishing the Clubs Award.

Why is this important?

I’m Selina and I work at my local club in Queensland.

At the moment I still get penalty rates, which helps pay my rent and put food on the table.

But on July 28 Clubs Australia made a submission to the Fair Work commission to axe our Clubs Award and move club workers and managers onto the hospitality award, where penalty rates have already been cut.

My husband and I are trying to save for IVF. But penalty rate cuts will make it even harder to put a little bit aside each week so we can reach our dream of starting a family.

https://youtu.be/LzSP4EYQz20

Losing penalty rates will make life a lot harder for us. It’s a pay cut I can’t afford and I don't deserve.

Keeping the Clubs Award means maintaining weekend rates for clubs workers as well as the safety net of pay and conditions for club managers and staff, from the person pouring your beer, to chefs, waiters, ops and duty managers.

Clubs hold a special place in our communities. They provide good local jobs, are run by members, and put profits back into the community.

We need to stand together to say “Clubs Australia, we want to keep the Clubs Award and protect the penalty rates, pay and conditions of clubs workers and managers”.


Reasons for signing

  • Penalty rates should not be cut its not fair
  • for the working poor.....
  • These workers are not valued. Their wages are low enough let alone the loss of penalty rates! Politicians should have a pay decrease.

Updates

2017-07-18 15:31:12 +1000

July 28 is CRUNCH TIME for the next cuts to Award Penalty Rates for clubs workers like me.

Clubs Australia has until July 28 to decide if club workers and managers will be moved to the hospitality award, where penalty rates have already been cut.

If my penalty rates are cut, who will be next?

When I first heard about it, I cried to my husband and asked him "how are we going to cope?"

Please. We must act now. Watch and share my story & ask your friends & family to sign my petition: https://youtu.be/6YVT5CydtqA

Thank you for your ongoing support
Selina, Qld Clubs Worker

2017-05-21 00:34:29 +1000

5,000 signatures reached

2017-05-04 09:46:13 +1000

1,000 signatures reached

2017-05-03 17:48:34 +1000

500 signatures reached

2017-05-03 14:48:40 +1000

100 signatures reached

2017-05-03 14:33:56 +1000

50 signatures reached

2017-05-03 14:29:10 +1000

25 signatures reached

2017-05-03 14:22:24 +1000

10 signatures reached