We asked people in the street for their opinion on The Fair Work Commission’s decision to cut Sunday penalty rates.
I’m from the country – a working week is Monday to Friday. Weekends are for spending time with family. Businesses shouldn’t even be open.
With the old policy, employees were lucky to be paid award rates. Hopefully this new system will mean more people are paid the correct wages as small businesses will have less pressure.
It is important for businesses to be open on the weekend for the sake of the economy. If you aren’t happy with the new rates, change your profession – work harder – tough!
Students need to relax on the weekend. If they are required to work, they should receive penalty rates.