23 / 2 / 2017
Full time and part-time hospitality employees will have Sunday rates reduced from 175% to 150%, whilst Sunday rates for casuals are to remain at 175%. Fast food employees see Sunday penalty rates reduced from 150% to 125% for full time and part-time workers. Casual fast food employees see a rate reduction of 175% to 150%.
Employees in retail (both full time and part-time) will have Sunday rates reduced from 200% to 150%, while casuals will be reduced from 200% to 175%. Sunday rates for pharmacy employees (both full time and part-time) working between 7am and 9pm, will be reduced from 200% to 150%. Pharmacy casuals will see a reduction from 200% to 175%.
Public holiday rates will also see a reduction from 250% to 225%, affecting those in hospitality, retail fast food and pharmacy industries. Most of the changes in rates are expected to be in effect from July later this year.
For a full summary of the changes, read the decision here from FWC.