THE VICTORIAN Government last week announced a motion to establish a parliamentary committee to examine the impact of the Fair Work Commission’s decision to cut penalty rates.
The Penalty Rates and Fair Pay Select Committee will look at the impact of penalty rate cuts on award reliant workers, women, and young people across our state.
It will explore how the state can act to protect workers and prepare a final report by September 1, 2017.
The commission’s decision will result in a cut to a range of Sunday and holiday penalty rates, hitting young workers and women in the fast food, retail and hospitality sectors the hardest.
The commission is now considering even more penalty cuts in the hair and beauty, tourism, clubs and restaurant industries.