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Reducing Weekend Penalties: Why HABA Need Your Help

Work restrictions may change across Australia and the objective of the Hair and Beauty Australia Industry Association (HABA) is clear: reduce salon penalty rates on Saturdays and Sundays.

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A productivity commission is examining the restrictions imposed by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) across all national businesses, after a call for the Government to reduce labour costs that are greatly affecting businesses across all industries. The commission are looking to find the possibility of a trade-off between employers and employees that may reduce costs.

One of the biggest working restrictions for salons to navigate is weekend penalty costs, which HABA aims to reduce. This will allow for a reduction in business costs but also allow employers to profitably trade on weekends and employ more staff.

HABA will be providing the Fair Work Commission with submissions on the struggles the hair industry faces with these high weekend penalty rates and the restrictions it has in overcoming these costs with their clients. This is one of the many factors HABA will be fighting for in the upcoming review of the Hair and Beauty Award.

So what can you do to help?

HABA require industry feedback to add weight to their submission and successfully lobby the FWC on behalf of the hair and beauty industry to create a positive outcome for salon owners and stylists alike. You can express your opinions and utilise your own personal experiences to make a difference, simply click here and start the survey.

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