The union representing Queensland’s clubs workers has congratulated Toowoomba’s City Golf Club on winning Best Darling Downs and South West Queensland Club at the Queensland Community Clubs Awards for Excellence 2018.
United Voice Toowoomba Regional Organiser Diann Fenwick said the City Golf Club had also locked in penalty rates for its staff in their enterprise agreement.
“City Golf Club is a very deserving winner of this award. Not only are they are a great local place for a nice meal or special event, but they have also committed to paying their workers penalty rates,” Ms Fenwick said.
“Clubs workers work late nights, weekends, and public holidays to cook our food, pour our drinks and serve our meals. It’s only right that they are paid fairly for this work, and that means penalty rates.
“That is why it’s so appalling that Clubs Australia has refused to lock in penalty rates for clubs workers across the board.
“Instead, they’ve left it up to individual clubs, like City Golf Club, to go it on their own and do the right thing by their workers.
“Sadly, many clubs workers across Queensland are now facing a pay cut they can’t afford and don’t deserve.
“Local clubs hold a special place in our communities. They provide good local jobs, put profits back into local sporting clubs and support other community organisations.
“United Voice applauds City Golf Club for looking after its workers, and for picking up this prestigious award.”