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.
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”.