Part-timers win in award flexibility

Original article by David Marin-Guzman
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 3 : 29-Jun-21

Part-time retail workers currently earn over-time if they work longer than their set roster, even if their roster is only five hours a week. They can only waive overtime if they agree in writing to alter their roster. Employer groups have previously called for the rules to be changed, arguing it makes them tend to favour casuals over part-time employees. The Fair Work Commission has heeded the call of employer groups and has announced that part-time retail workers can work extra hours without over-time just by sending a text message to their boss, and will change the retail award to that effect as from 1 July.


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