The Union movement warned the federal government and retail bosses that if they cut wages, people would stop spending – but they did not listen.
What did they think would happen when we hear that businesses now face the weakest consumer spending since 2008.
Unions continue to campaign against pay cuts in the community club sector, as well as ensuring LNP members like George Christensen are not allowed to play games with the lives and incomes of workers who rely on penalty rates to feed their families and live decently.
Unions continue to campaign against cuts to penalty rates.
Clubs Australia has applied to abolish the Clubs Award, meaning club workers are next in line for a pay cut they can’t afford and don’t deserve.
You can get involved in the campaign to protect penalty rates for workers in our community clubs – and spread the word to your friends.