Bill Shorten’s vow to change law to protect pay is a vote of no confidence in the Fair Work Commission, council’s chief says

The Council of Small Business of Australia has reacted furiously to Labor’s promise to reverse looming cuts to Sunday penalty rates, saying it is a “disgraceful” pledge that will set a dangerous precedent.

The Labor leader, Bill Shorten, in a closed-to-media speech at the Australian Council of Trade Union’s 90th anniversary dinner on Tuesday night, promised a future Labor government would legislate to change the cuts that are coming into effect on 1 July.

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