Penalty cuts to be implemented next month

The full bench of the Fair Work Commission has confirmed that the Sunday penalty rate will cut to 195% for full-time and part-time employees from July.

This will be followed by three larger annual cuts from July 2018, taking the penalty rate to 150% from July 2020.

Here’s how the cuts will be applied for full-time and part-time employees :

  • 1 July 2017: from 200% to 195%
  • 1 July 2018: to 180%
  • 1 July 2019: to 165 %
  • 1 July 2020: to 150%

Casual employees (inclusive of casual loading)

  • 1 July 2017: from 225% to 220%
  • 1 July 2018: 205%
  • 1 July 2019: 190 %
  • 1 July 2020: 175 %

The Pharmacy Guild had lobbied for the cuts to be introduced in two stages - the first in July and the final cut in July 2018.

The public holiday penalty will drop from 250% to 225% from 1 July for full and

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