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Tell your MP to save our penalty rates!

The Turnbull Government’s cuts to Sunday penalty rates is going to have a devastating effect on the wages of thousands of Australians who rely on them.

Weekend workers sacrifice precious time with friends and family so others can enjoy theirs. Penalty rates make up for this. Retail, fast food and hospitality workers are already some of the lowest paid people in Australia. They need a pay rise not a pay cut.

Tell your Federal MP to stand up for you and fight for your penalty rates!

Your story

It's simply not right that the Government and Fair Work Australia think low paid workers, the majority of whom are women, deserve to have their pay cut.

It won't create jobs but it will hurt families. Workers will have to spend more hours at work on the weekend away from loved ones just to make ends meet.

Sunday time is still "special". Schools are shut. Parliament doesn't sit. Most people don't work. Missing out on Sunday events with family or friends must be compensated properly.