This veteran Labor MP's response to a letter from the CEO of a hospitality industry lobby group is going viral, after he explained exactly why weekends are still important to many Australians at risk of losing Sunday penalty rates.
The federal government is considering reducing weekend penalty rates, because businesses say the cost of paying workers extra money on Sundays is too high.
Labor opposes cutting penalty rates, but it looks like the lobby groups have been trying to change their minds.
The CEO of the Restaurant and Industry Association, John Hart wrote to Kelvin Thomson arguing for Labor to vote to reduce penalty rates on Sundays, because of changing community expectations around working on weekends.
So Kelvin Thomson called his bluff and rang his office on a weekend. No-one picked up.
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