16 year old Amber Oswald works for a Pulp Juice kiosk in Warriewood. Last week, she was paid at penalty rates for working weekends and public holidays. This week, she’s been ‘made redundant’ and then ‘rehired’ under an AWA- with no penalty rates.
Her boss told the Sydney Morning Herald:
“If they don’t want to sign, they can leave,” he said. “It’s not about what’s fair, it’s [about] what’s right – right for the company.”
So what are Amber’s choices? Clearly, she doesn’t have any- but we sure do.
Boycott Pulp Juice bars.
If Pulp Juice managment thought paying workers at a fair rate was expensive, I wonder how expensive a total lack of clientele will be?
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