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Bill Shorten needs to come clean on his history and the union movement’s involvement in cutting penalty rates of workers for years.

As the National Secretary of the AWU, Bill Shorten cut penalty rates for some of our lowest paid workers. Under the infamous Cleanevent deal in 2006, he stripped workers of all penalty rates, with no compensation.

What Labor and the ACTU don’t say is that some unions have been ripping of thousands of workers, particularly young Australians, for years through wage deals that strip them of penalty rates.

What Labor and the ACTU don’t tell you is that many of these deals, done mainly by the SDA union, have cut weekend penalty rates not just by a little bit, but in some cases have:

·         completely cut penalty rates on Sunday

·         not only cut Sunday, but have also completely cut penalty rates on Saturday

Central and North Queenslanders overwhelmingly back coal sector

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AWU National Secretary Daniel Walton on steel industry

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George Neophytou supports roads funding and more

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Scott Morrison interview with Alan Jones

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George Neophytou a real force to stop the Fingerboards Mine

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Scott Morrison Q&A Asia Briefing

Foreign affairs; foreign investment; a stronger economy and lower taxes; energy; climate policy;   QUESTION: Prime Minister, it’s such a pleasure to have you here at Bloomberg and in conversation w...

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Business News

10 Excellent Business Ideas for Young Entrepreneurs in 2019-2020

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The 1-Page Marketing Plan

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How to Empower Your Employees in 2019

Employee empowerment is the focus of many employers in this present day. The reality is that although you may hire competent and qualified professionals, you still need to invest in building them up...

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Travel

Road Trip On Your Mind? Keep These Aspects In Mind As Well

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Best Short Term Accommodation in Brisbane

Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland in Australia is known for its museum and Science center. With a lot of creative spaces and gardens on the riverside, it is a magnificent and popular destinat...

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Best Short-term Accommodations in Sydney

If you are looking to spend a night or two in the sprawling city of Sydney, you might be in need of a lodging place or hotel to stay. We would like to give you here a list of the best short term acc...

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