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To: Capalaba Sports Club

Ask Capalaba Sports Club to pay its workers penalty rates

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.

Reasons for signing

  • The management at Capalaba Sports Club should have a look at the way they are operating if this is what is needed to keep the business going. The casual staff are NOT highly paid and I feel this decision is a reflection on the poor standard of management at the club. This is no way to treat staff that already work long and hard. There so many things that a WELL managed club can do to make the business viable and this is not one of them.
  • I work weekends and do not want to lose my penalty rates
  • I just quit my job at Capalaba Sports Club because of no penalty rates


2015-08-09 07:49:03 -0400

1,000 signatures reached

2015-08-09 04:00:55 -0400

500 signatures reached

2015-08-09 00:11:34 -0400

100 signatures reached

2015-08-08 23:16:38 -0400

50 signatures reached

2015-08-08 23:01:35 -0400

25 signatures reached

2015-08-08 22:50:30 -0400

10 signatures reached