Fresh penalties fight after court verdict

October 11, 2017

Bill Shorten is disappointed in the Federal Court decision backing penalty rates cuts.

Bill Shorten is disappointed the Federal Court has backed the Fair Work Commission's decision to slash Sunday penalty rates.

Unions representing hospitality and retail workers challenged the commission's decision to align weekend rates in some sectors but the court found no jurisdictional error in the way the commission went about its task.

"Disappointing decision in the Federal Court. It's clear the best way to protect penalty rates is to vote Labor," the Labor leader tweeted on Wednesday.

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