Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Penalty rates again

I see more talk about getting rid of penalty rates again.

Two things.
Most people who work on the weekends are uni students. What do think they will do if their money is reduced?

We have seen some sort of example of this. Coles thought to bring down wage rates in their night fill yonks ago.  They no longer have night fill.

You will have some people putting their hands up . The people who need the money at all costs. However the decision between leisure and lower pay on Sunday would be a no-brainer.

I am still amazed no-one examines the supply side of labour when looking at penalty rates.