Greens will defend penalty rates
The Australian Greens today reaffirmed their support for penalty rates and pledged to oppose any changes from a future Abbott government.
Greens Deputy Leader and industrial relations spokesperson, Adam Bandt, said the Greens were a vital line of defence against any Abbott-led attacks on people's rights at work.
"As the Greens have repeatedly said, penalty rates are a recognition of the unsociable hours that many people work," said Mr Bandt.
"Many people, especially young workers, rely on penalty rates to earn a living wage," Mr Bandt concluded.