On July 1, penalty rates will be cut again.
This time the cuts to Sunday penalty rates will be even deeper. Workers in retail, hospitality, fast food and pharmacy could lose up to $50.95 every Sunday.
If this isn’t bad enough, more cuts are coming on 1 July 2019 and 1 July 2020.
We know that Malcolm Turnbull and his Liberals support cutting penalty rates.
They voted against Labor’s legislation which would have stopped these cuts from coming in.
Labor is completely opposed to any cuts to penalty rates for Australian workers.
Penalty rates are not a luxury, they are what pay the bills and put food on the table.
At a time when wages growth has hit record lows, Malcolm Turnbull is doing everything he can to give big business a $80 billion tax cut and doing nothing to stop a pay cut for workers.
If the Prime Minister truly cared about protecting workers he could support Labor's Bill in the Parliament, which will stop his cuts to penalty rates and protect the take-home pay for people who rely on penalty rates into the future.
Will you sign and tell Malcolm Turnbull to stand up for workers for once in his life? Tell Malcolm Turnbull to join with Labor to protect the wages and conditions of the lowest paid workers.
"Cutting Sunday penalty rates is really unfair. I work part-time in a bar and earning more on Sundays gives me more free time to study so I can get a good job after university. Now I will have to work more for less money, and it's not like I have a choice. There's no other alternative but to continue working Sundays." Helena Doherty, 24, chemistry student
"Imagine if you slashed the pay of office workers, there would be an absolute outrage, but it's like it's OK to do it to people who serve these office workers. Cut me some slack. No-one can afford a house in Australia and the Government is just making it worse by choosing to cut extras. These decisions always hurt the people that work the hardest." Corey Turk, 25, barista
"I am a bit of a jack of all trades and I only work at this clothing store a few days a week, so the decision to cut Sunday rates isn't going to have a huge impact on my life ... but for single mothers or those who rely on penalties, it's really a disgrace and they will be the ones who pay. Eventually, the politicians in this country need to think about the real people who are affected by the big decisions." Tom Studee, 34, entrepreneur