Are you a union member?*
Do you work in one of the following industries?
Hospitality, Restaurant or Licensed Club
Hair and Beauty
Take Away Food
Amusement, Events and Recreation
You can write as little or as much as you like. You could include facts, opinions, arguments or recommendations. Personal experiences and stories will make your story stronger.
You can use our template or you can write everything yourself using the blank form.
You do not need to identify individuals or employers in your submissions.
Submissions are due by 17th February at 4pm.
Please tell us a bit about yourself and work situation.
Where do you work, and in what industry? How long have you been in that job for?
Tell us about the hours you work and why?
Do you work unsociable hours, such as evenings, weekends or public holidays? Why? What is the impact on you of working such hours? How do the penalty rates you receive for working such hours help you to make ends meet?
What would be the impact on you if your penalty rates were abolished or cut?
Employer groups in retail and hospitality, as well as a growing list of coalition MPs want to cut penalty rates, especially the rate for Sunday, and evenings. What would be the impact on your household budget if this happened? Would you continue to work unsociable hours if your penalty rates were abolished or cut?
Why do you support penalty rates?
Tell us why you think the Fair Work Commission protect penalty rates?
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