No more triple-rates on public holidays
Written on the 1 December 2016COLIN BARNETT has vowed to clamp down on penalty rates to boost hospitality, tourism and retail jobs in a major electoral point of difference with Mark McGowan's Labor.
The Premier said it was not fair that hundreds of WA small businesses had to pay double and sometimes triple-time wages on Sundays and public holidays when most big business chains had traded away penalty rates in deals with unions.
While the Federal Government has industrial relations jurisdiction over most mid-to-large businesses, the State retains coverage of small and micro-businesses that provide an estimated 11 to 16 per cent of the private sector workforce.
Source: Perth Now
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