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Approval of penalty rate cuts: Full Court dismisses unions’ appeal

Earlier this week the Full Federal Court rejected the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association and United Voice’s appeal of the Fair Work Commission’s (FWC) decision to cut penalty rates earlier this year.

The determinations, varying five modern awards (the Fast Food Industry Award 2010, the Fast Food Industry Award 2010, the Pharmacy Industry Award 2010, the Hospitality Industry (General Award 2010 and the Restaurant Industry Award 2010) were made on 21 June 2017. The effect of the determinations was to reduce Sunday, public holiday, evening and after-midnight penalty rates.

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