Delay likely for small business waiting on penalty rate trade-off

Original article by Ewin Hannan
The Australian – Page: 4 : 1-Sep-17

A proposal to allow smaller retailers and fast-food restaurants to scrap penalty rates and overtime pay in return for a 25 per cent increase in base pay has the support of Council of Small Business Australia CEO Peter Strong. However, the Fair Work Commission is not expected to consider permitting a trial of "loaded rates" before the second half of 2018. Strong says unions and employers’ groups that represent large companies are likely to object to the proposal, as many such companies have already traded off Sunday penalty rates in their enterprise agreements.

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COUNCIL OF SMALL BUSINESS ORGANISATIONS OF AUSTRALIA LIMITED, AUSTRALIA. FAIR WORK COMMISSION, ACTU, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, AEROCARE OPERATIONS PTY LTD, TRANSPORT WORKERS’ UNION

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