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To: Capalaba Sports Club
Ask Capalaba Sports Club to pay its workers penalty rates
Please remove the new industrial agreement from your workplace immediately and restore award wages for your workers - including penalty rates.
Please back-pay your workers their penalty rates, dated to the day you removed them.
Please guarantee you will not attempt to remove the pay and conditions your workers are entitled to again.
Why is this important?
Up until a few months ago, I was employed at the Capalaba Sports Club. I received a call one day asking me to attend a meeting, where I was told workers at our site were being pushed onto a new agreement.
By signing it, we were effectively giving them permission not to pay us penalty rates. If we didn't sign it, we were told we would no longer have a job.
Losing my penalty rates would have cost me almost $5,000 a year and I couldn't afford to take that hit while working the same hours.
I refused to sign the agreement.
I lost my job.
Many other workers at the Capalaba Sports Club relied on penalty rates to make ends meet and I know this has been a tough time for them financially.
Capalaba Sports Club, by removing your workers' penalty rates, you've effectively slashed their take home pay and made it harder for them to put food on the table.
For an organisation that's supposed to give back to the community, your actions are underhand and unfair.