Save Our Aussie Weekend

Footy, barbies and cricket on the beach. Dinner out, taking the kids to sport or a good old-fashioned sleep-in.

Our sacred Aussie weekend is under threat. Major employers are fighting hard to reduce or remove weekend penalty rates.  If they succeed, that means people will have to work more to make ends meet, and have even less time together on the weekends.

Now Campbell Newman has a plan to abolish penalty rates for hundreds of thousands of Queensland workers.

For more than 60 years, our treasured moments with family and friends have been protected by penalty rates. If you work on a weekend, you're compensated – it's as simple, as fair and as Australian as that.

Join in and help save penalty rates, before our Aussie weekend disappears forever.

Sign the petition:

Dear Premier Newman

I'm opposed to your plan to move Queensland workers out of the Fair Work Act to abolish penalty rates.

When workers are required to work on weekends and public holidays they deserve to be paid extra. 

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  • posted about this on Facebook 2014-04-27 11:18:30 +1000
    10 Hours of work before overtime, no penalty rates for weekends. 1000's of QLD's say no, join them #qldpol #ausunions
  • endorsed 2014-04-27 11:17:37 +1000
  • endorsed 2013-02-24 01:16:26 +1000
  • @hollycreenaune tweeted link to this page. 2013-02-22 13:11:26 +1000
    10 Hours of work before overtime, no penalty rates for weekends. 1000's of ppl say no, join them #qldpol #ausunions http://www.myunitedvoice.org/saveouraussieweekend?recruiter_id=40024
  • endorsed 2013-02-22 13:10:39 +1000
  • endorsed 2013-01-15 16:53:44 +1000
    This is just another move to get us back to WorkChoices. All this man does is attack the workers. Appalling.
  • Gary Bullock - United Voice posted about Save Our Weekends on Gary Bullock - United Voice's Facebook page 2013-01-15 11:23:54 +1000
    10 Hours of work before overtime kicks in, no penalty rates for weekends - Campbell Newman's plan for Qld - Join thousands of Queenslanders who say no way to cancelling the weekend. Sign the Petition now.
  • @UnitedVoiceQLD tweeted this page. 2013-01-15 11:20:17 +1000
    10 Hours of work before overtime, no penalty rates for weekends. 1000's of QLD's say no, join them #qldpol #ausunions http://www.myunitedvoice.org/saveouraussieweekend?recruiter_id=31644
  • endorsed via 2012-12-26 09:12:28 +1000
    Newman you don’t give a shit about working people and business has never grasped the concept that if working people have money they then spend it-at businesses!-well bugger me dead that’s rocket science isn’t it ?,working shit hours on low wages people deserve to be paid ,I will pay a surcharge to shop and so should every mean spirited bastard -but instead they believe you actually care about workers …and that is the problem of a dumbed down population….may you be turfed out next election and then we hopefully will get mixed parties whom hold the balance of power.
  • @UnitedVoiceQLD tweeted this page. 2012-12-25 07:05:39 +1000
    Spare a thought for our members working today - protect penalty rates for Xmas 2013 #ausunions http://www.myunitedvoice.org/saveouraussieweekend?recruiter_id=31644
  • @UnitedVoiceQLD tweeted this page. 2012-12-25 07:03:00 +1000
    To all our members and supporters - Merry Christmas, next year could be the year without penalty rates - sign now! http://www.myunitedvoice.org/saveouraussieweekend?recruiter_id=31644
  • Gary Bullock - United Voice posted about Save Our Weekends on Gary Bullock - United Voice's Facebook page 2012-12-25 07:03:00 +1000
    To all our members and supporters - Merry Christmas, next year could be the year without penalty rates - sign now!
  • endorsed via 2012-12-20 15:01:46 +1000
  • endorsed 2012-12-20 11:34:33 +1000
    Disgrace
  • endorsed via 2012-12-20 08:36:14 +1000
  • endorsed 2012-12-20 06:22:03 +1000
  • endorsed via 2012-12-19 17:50:07 +1000
  • endorsed 2012-12-19 16:06:03 +1000
  • endorsed via 2012-12-19 15:19:49 +1000
  • endorsed via 2012-12-19 15:15:35 +1000
    We are not asleep, Mr Campbell.

    You efforts to destroy the hard-won rights of workers will not go unchallenged. These rights and appropriate rewards for difficult or inconvenient work were won for them over the entire history of Australia – a fight for which good people died – and your defiance of the best result of Australia’s caring society is seen for what it is – an evil for which, if you had any humanity, you would be too ashamed to contemplate.

    This its not finished until you are.
  • endorsed via 2012-12-19 14:58:59 +1000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2012-12-19 14:42:38 +1000
    .@theqldpremier thinks Qlders should work Xmas day for no extra pay. Sign 2 save Xmas and our weekends.
  • endorsed via 2012-12-19 14:42:21 +1000
  • endorsed 2012-12-19 14:38:40 +1000
  • posted about this on Facebook 2012-12-19 13:34:26 +1000
    .@theqldpremier thinks Qlders should work Xmas day for no extra pay. Sign 2 save Xmas and our weekends.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2012-12-19 13:12:25 +1000
    Save our Aussie Weekend
  • @mattincbr tweeted link to this page. 2012-12-19 13:12:25 +1000
  • endorsed via 2012-12-19 13:12:07 +1000
  • endorsed via 2012-12-19 12:36:55 +1000
  • endorsed 2012-12-19 08:25:28 +1000