Colin Barnett backs Sunday penalty rate cut, expects backlash

Written on the 25 February 2017

Colin Barnett backs Sunday penalty rate cut, expects backlash WA Premier Colin Barnett says he expects a fierce negative campaign against him by the unions after he backed the Fair Work Commission's decision to reduce penalty rates.

Mr Barnett said the Sunday rate changes were a sensible move in the right direction as penalties up to three times the hourly rate were not reasonable.

He has also promised, if re-elected next month, to call on the WA Industrial Relations Commission to review its penalty rates for state-based awards with a view to aligning them with the Fair Work Commission decision.

But the Liberal leader is expecting a backlash from unions.


Source: Perth Now, AAP

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