The people who’ll decide the future of penalty rates want to hear from you!

The Fair Work Commission has called for any interested person to comment on plans to slash weekend rates for hospitality and retail workers.

You can follow the easy guide below to have your say.


Tips on filling out this form

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 16 March 2016.

First Name*

Last Name*

Street Address

Suburb

State

Postcode*

Email*

Phone

Mobile

Do you work in one of the following industries?*
Retail
Hospitality
Other


About you

Please tell the Fair Work Commission a little bit about yourself.

For example: Are you currently employed? If so, do you work full time, part time, or casual? What industry or occupation do you work in? Or alternatively are you studying, retired, out of work, or doing unpaid work?

Why you support penalty rates

Tell the Commission why you support people who work weekends, evenings and holidays receiving penalty rates.

Why weekends matter

Explain why you think weekends, and Sundays in particular, are important. You may want to include what you, or your family or friends, miss out on when you have to work on weekends.

Your experience

Outline your experience of weekend work and penalty rates.

Do you, or does someone you care about, work weekends, evenings or public holidays? What is the personal impact of working at these times? What would a sudden pay cut mean for you if penalty rates are reduced?


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