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Club workers save penalty rates

The Fair Work Commission has thrown out a case that would have cut club workers’ pay by $100 a week.

The Fair Work Commission has thrown out a case that would have cut club workers’ pay by $100 a week. 
 
The Commission rejected a push by Clubs Australia to move about 42,000 workers on to the hospitality award. 
 
Jo-anne Schofield, national secretary of United Voice, the club union, said the decision was a huge win for tens of thousands of club workers.  

The commission ruled that: "We do not consider that the grant of CAI’s application to vary the Hospitality Award so that it covered the clubs industry would achieve the modern awards objective, and accordingly the Hospitality Award will not be varied in this respect. Consequently there is no basis for the statutory preconditions in s 164 of the FW Act for the revocation of the Clubs Award to be satisfied: the Clubs Award is not obsolete or incapable of operation, and the employees covered by it would not be covered by any other modern award were it to be revoked." 
 
Registered and Licensed Clubs Award 2010 Hospitality Industry (General) Award 2010 (AM2017/39) [2019] FWCFB 349
 
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