Penalty rates dropping within weeks

Penalty Rates Cut

Fast food, hospitality, retail and pharmacy workers will see their Sunday penalty rates drop by five percentage points on July 1.

As we know, the cuts were only announced in February, and so the Fair Work Commission said, “In these circumstances, it is appropriate that the first step in the transition be smaller than subsequent steps,”. Therefore the first cut will be five percentage points, with more significant cuts in 2018, 2019 for fast food and hospitality workers.


It doesn’t end there however, public holiday penalty rates will drop 25 percentage points from July 1 for fast food, hospitality, restaurant, retail and pharmacy workers.