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Sunday penalty rates slashed

drew2o

Member
We get pax riding Uber to work on Sundays. Partly, the Sunday penalty offsets their reasoning to ride Uber towards their workplace.

Expect Uber rides to be rationalised further.

Also expect more ants.
 

matPORTS

Well-Known Member
Hospitality, restaurant, retail and pharmacy businesses will all be able to put more workers on the floor on a Sunday now. In theory, it will mean more people going to work on a Sunday and more demand for our services.
 

drew2o

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There are two parts to this.

For those who aren't trading on Sundays - Practically, these small businesses haven't been trading on Sundays because it's not profitable to trade on Sundays. They haven't even been able to break even. All things being equal 25% reduction on an expense item that has got less than 100% weightage isn't going to turn a business profitable enough on Sundays to make them open up on Sundays.

For those who are already trading on Sundays - mostly big businesses - cost savings won't necessarily have to translate to hiring more workers. They are already optimised. So, this is just a welcome cost savings, they would be happy to keep for themselves.
 

54sept

Active Member
All it will mean is anyone working 5 days aweek might not work weekends so more casuals will be doing it. Didnt VIC do away with penalty rates years ago
 

Mulder99

Well-Known Member
There are two parts to this.

For those who aren't trading on Sundays - Practically, these small businesses haven't been trading on Sundays because it's not profitable to trade on Sundays. They haven't even been able to break even. All things being equal 25% reduction on an expense item that has got less than 100% weightage isn't going to turn a business profitable enough on Sundays to make them open up on Sundays.

For those who are already trading on Sundays - mostly big businesses - cost savings won't necessarily have to translate to hiring more workers. They are already optimised. So, this is just a welcome cost savings, they would be happy to keep for themselves.

I tend to agree with you here, the small business argument of being able to open Sunday's due to high cost of wages is a furphy....

If they not open now on sundays, this 25% reduction in labor costs will not persuade small business to open...

Just watch...
 

Mr Fetch It

Well-Known Member
Don't buy that business council crapola. Cutting penalty rates is bad. Rich people get richer, poor people get poorer (and eventually work for uber yay!). Welcome to globalisation baby!
 

Pippo

Well-Known Member
Either way maybe more paxs travelling on Sunday's . Maybe more surges for us. To me that a pay rise for us. Got to be positive sometimes about s$&t.
 

Avago

Well-Known Member
Maybe it'll help businesses open on Sundays, or it may not, but keeping the status quo will not help at all.
All of the big retail traders, Woolies, Coles etc will have their weekend rates, penalties included locked into their Enterprise Bargaining Agreement, so no change there.

Overall, it's a good thing by this Sunday Uber driver..
 
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