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Penalty rates vital for healthy economy

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Weekend penalty rates are very important to us Australians as it brings our take home pay to that being equal to an average wage.

If they take away these rates from everyone that lives in this country, then our wages could be cut by nearly 300 dollars a week and therefore, we would not be able to afford to go out to eat or drink or buy needed things for ourselves and this would not be good for the economy.

So those businesses that are whingeing about penalty rates will go broke anyway because the majority of Australian workers will not be able to afford to spend any money in these businesses because if they were to lose those penalty rates, we would be broke and live below the poverty line, it just doesn’t make sense, why would you want to work on a weekend whilst everyone else is enjoying weekend activities just to take home standard rates?

Wwe work weekends because we have to, not want to, and the businesses that are whingeing should have thought about not wanting to pay penalty rates before they opened their business and just stop trying to blame something like penalty rates for their  business failure, its their own fault.

Anthony Wilson, Currumbin Waters

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  1. If people keep voting in liberal governments not only will penalty rates disappear but so too will our welfare system, affordable education, equality of access to afforable medical treatment and protection of wage rates and working conditions.

    Dont be fooled by Turnbull’s smooth demeanour. He is a rich privateer determined to channel taxpayer’s money into the hands of the wealthy.

    The rest can work for $10 an hour 24 hours a day 7 days a week. And no job security. Forget annual holidays because you will all be casual workers.


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