Morrison’s Penalty Rate Cuts Leave Australian Workers Thousands of Dollars Worse Off
If Scott Morrison and the Liberals are elected on 18 May, cuts to penalty rates will leave workers up to $26,000 worse off.
Cuts since 2017 have left low paid Australian workers under the retail, hospitality, fast food, restaurant and pharmacy awards thousands of dollars worse off.
A pharmacy worker will lose up to $7,000 next year (2019-20) and up to $26,000 over the next three years.
When everything is going up except people’s wages, the last thing that workers need is another cut to their take-home pay.
Scott Morrison voted in support of the penalty rate cuts eight times.
Just imagine how much further these cuts could spread if the Liberals are re-elected. It says everything you need to know about the Liberals that they’re supporting cuts to workers’ wages but giving millionaires an $11,000 a year tax cut.
Penalty rates are not a luxury – they help people put food on the table and petrol in the car.
They can be the difference in paying healthcare costs or childcare costs – all of which keep soaring under this government.
Can you sign and tell Scott Morrison to stand up for workers for once in his life? Tell Mr Morrison to join with Labor to protect the wages and conditions of Australia’s lowest paid workers.