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Category: Retail Wages News

Increases to casual penalty rates from 1 October 2019

From 1 October 2019, penalty rates under the Retail Award for casuals are increasing for work after 6pm Monday to Friday and all day on Saturdays. These improvements are being phased in from 2018 through to 2021. From 1 October 2019 the following penalty rates for casual workers will increase to: After 6pm Monday to…

What are the changes to retail penalty rates on 1 July?

Third round of Sunday penalty rate cuts to take effect on 1 July 2019. Sunday penalty rates in the General Retail Industry Award will be reduced on 1 July 2019. These changes are as a result of the Fair Work Commission’s decision to reduce penalty rates in 2017. From 1 July 2019 Sunday penalty rates…

3% pay rise for retail workers on 1 July

Retail workers covered by the General Retail Industry Award will receive a 3% pay increase on 1 July 2019. The Fair Work Commission handed down its Annual Wage Review decision on 30 May 2019. The Annual Wage Review occurs every year and determines any wage increases for workers on the minimum wage and on Modern…

Penalty rates: how much could you lose this election?

Penalty rates is a key election issue and there is a lot at stake. As the cost of living continues to rise, wages are stagnating and retail, fast food & pharmacy workers are feeling the pressure of cuts to penalty rates. It is hurting workers, their families and our economy. To stop Australia from having…

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