LABOR PASSES PENALTY RATES AMENDMENT IN SENATE

04 Dec 2017


 

 

Labor’s amendment to reverse the cuts to penalty rates and protect penalty rates in the future has successfully passed the Senate this morning.

 

Turnbull and his Liberals are so emphatically against penalty rates that they voted against their own Bill – the Fair Work Amendment (Repeal of 4 Yearly Reviews and Other Measures) Bill 2017 – after we forced the Government to bring it on for debate.

 

The Government voted against protecting penalty rates, because they support wage cuts for 700,000 workers.

 

One Nation voted against protecting penalty rates by voting with the Government and against the Bill at the third reading stage.

 

Now the heat is on George Christensen to see whether or not he will cave into his Canberra masters or remain loyal to his commitment to his electorate to stop cuts to penalty rates.

 

Turnbull and his Liberals have a callous disregard for Australian workers and this was on display in the Senate today.

Just how out of touch can this Government get?

Under the Turnbull government we are headed to a low-wage, easy-to-hire, easy-to-fire society.

 

MONDAY, 4 DECEMBER 2017



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