Hospitality workers in clubs, and RSLs work under some of the most insecure employment conditions in Australia. Most of these workers are employed casually and are at the mercy of their employers with regard to the weekly hours allocated to them and their level of pay.
Many work weekend shifts and face additional hardship with ongoing penalty rates cuts. Penalty rates not only enable employees in clubs and RSLs to earn a liveable wage in a poorly paid industry, but they compensate these workers for putting in hours that most people spend relaxing with friends and family.
Together with their union United Voice, workers in Queensland clubs and RSLs are fighting for greater work security and better pay through initiatives such as Jobs You Can Count On and the Save Our Weekend campaign.