Young people paying the penalty

 

PENALTY RATES HAVE BEEN CUT - CHECK OUT HOW/WHY THE DECISION WAS MADE AND WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ONLINE.

 

WHAT HAPPENED:

The above video from SBS explains:

  • What penalty rates are.
  • The cuts that have been made.
  • And some of the politics behind the decision.

The decision to cut penalty rates is going to heavily impact people who work in retail, hospitality and fast food.

This is a big deal for young people because young people rely on these industries for employment.

The Conversation tells us:

 
This will hit young people the hardest as research tells us that while a third of Australians rely on regular Sunday shifts as part of their wage, nearly 40% of young people rely on penalty rates to survive.

Ultimately, young people are at the coal face of any change to minimum entitlements, and face the greatest risk of losing out at the hands of this reform.
 

So let's check in on what the ever-enlightening voice of social media had to say about this issue:

1. PEOPLE TOOK TO TWITTER TO TALK ABOUT WHAT PENALTY RATES MEAN TO THEM:

2. SOME WONDERED IF THE PEOPLE MAKING THE DECISION COULD UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF PENALTY RATES:

3. A FEW PEOPLE FOUND THE DECISION BAFFLING:

Source: Australian Unions Twitter

Source: Australian Unions Twitter

4. IT WAS ALSO POINTED OUT THAT THE DECISION WILL ESPECIALLY IMPACT YOUNG WOMEN:

5. AND A FEW YOUNG PEOPLE GOT INTO THE NITTY GRITTY ECONOMICS OF WHAT IS GOING ON:

Source: Facebook

Source: Facebook

Source: Facebook

Source: Facebook


What do you think? Is this fair? What are your questions, concerns, ideas or opinions?