About the campaign

Hundreds of thousands of Australian workers rely on penalty rates to make ends meet. But now, business lobby groups and some of our MPs are trying to strip them away.

Penalty rates are compensation for working unsociable hours, and they’re also often the only thing helping workers make ends meet. Axing penalty rates for hundreds of thousands of our lowest paid workers will have a devastating impact on families right across the country.

The SDA’s Protect Penalty Rates campaign aims to fight the moves to rob workers of their take-home pay, and keep our penalty rates secure.


What you can do to help

  • sign up on the Protect Penalty Rates website
  • like the Protect Penalty rates facebook page
  • start a discussion in your workplace using some of our resources
  • tell us what a cut in penalty rates would mean to you

Read our special edition of the SDA News

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Protect Penalty Rates - A Special Edition!
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SDA Commissioned Research: Penalty Rates
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