I wish to add my voice to others concerned by the attitude of multi-millionaire Phillip Di Bella, owner of Di Bella Coffee, toward weekend rates.
Weekend rates are a vital source of income for 1.5 million Australians, many of them low-income earners. Phillip Di Bella's attacks on weekend rates are unfair and unjustified - particularly given many of the Australians serving up his products every day rely on weekend rates to make ends meet.
Weekend rates are designed to compensate workers for the hours they spend away from their families and friends on weekends and public holidays – and the important moments they miss out on.
Weekend rates need to stay. I will vote with my feet and avoid Di Bella products until Phillip Di Bella stops his attack on this vital part of our Australian way of life.
Marie Louise Nolan