Why are unions targeting the Burleigh Bears?

Rally planned for 3pm Thursday

Why are unions targeting the Burleigh Bears?

Unions have declared war on a Gold Coast rugby league club after it indicated it will pass on the Fair Work Commission-endorsed Sunday penalty rate cuts if they are legislated.

United Voice members will be joined by ACTU president Jed Kearney outside the Burleigh Bears Miami headquarters on Thursday afternoon to protest the QRL club's stance.

In a statement, United Voice assistanct secretary Sharron Caddie said Bears' workers want to know where they stand.

"The recent decision on weekend and public holiday penalty rates by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) has left hospitality and retail workers wide open to significant pay cuts by their employers,” she said.

“We’ve been working hard to get all Queensland clubs to publicly commit to protecting current penalty rates for their workers. We believe that as community organisations, they have an obligation to step up and support their workers.”

The Burleigh Bears CEO has been contacted for comment.

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