Anger over cuts to penalty rates

The Fair Work Commission today decided to slash penalty rates for retail, fast food and hospitality workers. 

The cuts mean many in the affected industries will lose 25 per cent to 50 per cent of their Sunday income.

The decision has angered the unions and means many young people who rely on Sunday penalty rates to make up the bulk of their income will struggle to make ends meet.

Saturday penalty rates were not changed.

The cuts come as Australia faces its lowest wage growth in years.

Many have taken to twitter to express their thoughts. – Matthew Buchanan

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