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Sunday penalty rate changes as of 1 July 2017

13. June 2017

Earlier this year, the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission made a decision to reduce public holiday and Sunday penalty rates.  The reduction to the Sunday penalty rates will be introduced gradually over the next 4 years.

Summarised below are the changes that will take effect as of 1 July 2017:

Retail  award


Changes  to  Sunday  rates:
Full-time  and  part-time  employees

Casual employees

Change  from  200%  to 195%

Change  from  200%  to  195%

Changes  to  public  holiday  rates:
Full-time  and  part-time  employees

Casual  employees

Change  from  250%  to  225%

Change  from  275/250%  to  250%

 

Hospitality  award 


Changes  to  Sunday  rates:
Full-time  and  part-time  employeesChange  from  175%  to  170%
Changes  to  public  holiday  rates:
Full-time  and  part-time  employees

Casual  employees

Change  from  250%  to  225%

Change  from  275%  to 250%

 

Fast food award 


Changes  to  Sunday  rates:

Level  1  full-time  and  part-time  employees

Casual  employees 

Change  from  150%  to  145%

Change  from  175%  to  170%

Changes  to  public  holiday  rates:
Full-time  and  part-time  employees

Casual  employees

Change  from  250%  to 225%

Change  from  275%  to 250%

 

Restaurant award


Changes to Sunday rates No changes
Changes to public holiday rates:
Full-time  and  part-time  employees

No change to casual employees

Change  from  250%  to 225%

 

 

Pharmacy award


Changes to Sunday rates:

Only affects employees working between 7:00 am  and  9:00 pm

Full-time  and  part-time  employees

Casual employees 

Change  from  200%  to  195%

Change  from  225%  to 220%

Changes to public holiday rates:
Full-time  and  part-time  employees

Casual  employees

Change  from  250%  to 225%

Change  from  275%  to 250%