Last week the Fair Work Commission ruled that Sunday and public-holiday penalty rates will be reduced for full-time and part-time workers in hospitality, retail and the fast-food industry. Well it’s about time! We already know these people are what have been dragging our country down. Some of these ‘crooks’ are earning as much as $25,000 a year!
It was about time the Turnbull government stood up to these sickos taking advantage of Sunday rates and bleeding our poor fast-food chains and corporations dry. Thank you, Malcolm. You really showed those dirty scumbag workers who’s boss. When they default on their mortgage, can’t pay their rent, feed their kids or put petrol in their car next week they will definitely see the error of their ways and no doubt rejoice in how their chipping in part of their income will really help boost the economy.
It’s good to see those corporate profits on the up. The shareholders will be delighted! When times are tough you all have to pull together. And clearly Malcolm has been up at night very late doing a lot of pulling. Mainly the swollen cocks of corporations, but with the Fair Work Commission ruling, Uncle Malcolm has given big business a very, very happy ending. Not so for the workers. They got a right rogering from Malcolm. It’s not every day you get to fuck 500,000 people all at once. That’s a fiscal gang bang.
For retail and hospitality sector workers, Sundays were paid at time and three-quarters. This is because Sunday was considered to be a day of rest. A family day. A sleep-in day. A wash-your-underpants day. A watch-the-footy day. A lie-on-the-couch-and-recover- from-Saturday-night’s-tequila-binge day. That’s what Sunday was. Some people even used Sunday to visit Jesus. Even when he wasn’t home.
So if you were going to work on Sunday, blame our unions. Those despicable people who safeguard the rights of the worker. Who have brought in leave entitlements and safety requirements so we don’t die at work. Those commie bastards who make sure the poorest workers in the country don’t perish in the coalmine of capitalism. It was back in 1947 that unions argued to the Arbitration Commission that people needed extra money for working outside normal hours.
Mr Turnbull has led the charge on destroying a hard-won right that Aussie workers have enjoyed for 70 years. That’s bloody un-Australian. And something only instigated by the privileged who have no understanding just how important those Sunday penalty rates were to people’s weekly budgets. Did you know that it’s estimated that nearly half a million of this country’s lowest-paid workers will lose up to $6,000 a year? When you’re on an income of under $30–35k a year that’s significant. Add it up. This sudden loss of a work condition we’ve enjoyed for seven decades will put $3 billion back in the coffers for business by taking it out of the pockets of those poor tired hard-working fuckers who give up their Sunday to earn a bit more dosh.
I mean, why shake down the corporate tree for unpaid tax when you can slip your hand neatly and quickly into the back pockets of the worker? Workers don’t have accountants, they’re not lawyered up. They’re easy targets. And the irony is a lot of them actually voted for Malcolm and his crazy band of poor-bashing bandits.
Instead of stealing our Sundays and enslaving Aussie families to the capitalist machine, why not crack down on tax-dodging corporations? Just seven of them alone owe us $2 billion. That means around 600 major corporations are yet to cough up. When over one-third of top Australian companies pay NO tax, it’s up to the checkout chicks, the baristas and the dishpigs of the country to chip in so we make the bottom line.
Thanks, Malcolm, you are our very own Reverse Robin Hood. You steal from the poor and give to the rich. I hope this new decision really does create more jobs. Namely one. Yours.