Save Our Aussie Weekend

Footy, barbies and cricket on the beach. Dinner out, taking the kids to sport or a good old-fashioned sleep-in.

Our sacred Aussie weekend is under threat. Major employers are fighting hard to reduce or remove weekend penalty rates.  If they succeed, that means people will have to work more to make ends meet, and have even less time together on the weekends.

Now Campbell Newman has a plan to abolish penalty rates for hundreds of thousands of Queensland workers.

For more than 60 years, our treasured moments with family and friends have been protected by penalty rates. If you work on a weekend, you're compensated – it's as simple, as fair and as Australian as that.

Join in and help save penalty rates, before our Aussie weekend disappears forever.

Sign the petition:

Dear Premier Newman

I'm opposed to your plan to move Queensland workers out of the Fair Work Act to abolish penalty rates.

When workers are required to work on weekends and public holidays they deserve to be paid extra. 

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  • endorsed 2017-03-12 17:04:37 +1000
    id like to see Turnbull (bullturd) work christmas nite for crap pay
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  • endorsed 2015-08-29 10:16:24 +1000
    All they do is take take take…………then give give give to themselves and their corporation buddies
  • endorsed 2015-08-24 13:25:51 +1000
  • endorsed via 2015-08-11 16:11:02 +1000
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  • endorsed 2015-07-23 16:22:38 +1000
    Hands off our penalty rates
  • endorsed 2015-07-23 16:22:38 +1000
    Hands off our penalty rates
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    Hands off our penalty rates
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    Hands off our penalty rates
  • endorsed 2015-07-23 16:21:48 +1000
    Hands off our penalty rates
  • endorsed 2015-04-08 19:34:18 +1000
  • @JavisAvis tweeted link to this page. 2015-03-17 19:02:41 +1000
    10 Hours of work before overtime, no penalty rates for weekends. 1000's of QLD's say no, join them #qldpol #ausunions http://www.myunitedvoice.org/saveouraussieweekend?recruiter_id=201046
  • posted about this on Facebook 2015-03-17 19:02:41 +1000
    10 Hours of work before overtime, no penalty rates for weekends. 1000's of QLD's say no, join them #qldpol #ausunions
  • endorsed 2015-01-24 07:12:18 +1000
    I regularly work weekends and if the penalty rates get cut, then financially I am screwed. My take home pay without penalty rates would be $1025 for the FORTNIGHT
  • endorsed 2015-01-20 18:26:06 +1000
  • endorsed 2014-12-17 10:19:48 +1000
    People that work in industries that are required to work weekends should be paid to compensate for time away from family
  • endorsed 2014-11-15 13:36:51 +1000