How millions of Aussie workers could see $1,000 wiped from their pay packets ...

How millions of Aussie workers could see $1,000 wiped from their pay packets next summer New laws being considered by parliament could slash workers pay packets  Labor minister Tony Burke said penalty rates for public holidays could be cut  New laws would force employees to accept worse workplace agreements 

By Brett Lackey For Daily Mail Australia and Australian Associated Press

Published: 23:01 GMT, 13 January 2021 | Updated: 23:04 GMT, 13 January 2021

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Some of Australia's most coronavirus exposed jobs - nurses, cleaners and waiters - could be paid $1000 less next summer if public holiday penalty rates are cut under new laws. 

Labor's industrial relations spokesman Tony Burke on Thursday released a new analysis of 10 of Australia's most common workplace awards, using the government's fair pay calculator.

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The analysis weighed up how much some types of workers could lose over the summer period if penalty rates for Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Australia Day were scrapped. 

Health workers could see their pay packets slashed under new government laws (pictured: a woman conducts a coronavirus test at Bondi drive-through clinic)

Health workers could see their pay packets slashed under new government laws (pictured: a woman conducts a coronavirus test at Bondi drive-through clinic) 

Mine workers could also be affected under the new rules which would allow companies to cut public holiday rates (stock image)

Mine workers could also be affected under the new rules which would allow companies to cut public holiday rates (stock image) 

The Coalition government is considering changes to workplace laws which would enable the Fair Work Commission to factor in coronavirus impacts on businesses when approving new agreements that are worse conditions for

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