We have penalty rates because members of the Australian Services Union fought hard to ensure that workers were fairly rewarded for working difficult hours. From staffing call centres, getting you safely to your destinations through airlines and travel companies to staffing essential community services, our members are working unsociable hours so that others can enjoy their weekends, nights and holidays. These workers miss out on vital time with friends and family and deserve to be fairly compensated. For many, this compensation helps to make ends meet.
With your help we must fight the changes the Liberal-National Coalition and employer groups want to make that would tear up our penalty rates.
Check you are getting the right rate of pay by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org