"This decision about penalty rates undercuts the decent society"
Leaders of churches, charities and unions stand side by side today to condemn the Fair Work Commission's decision.
"We haven't had anger like this for ten years...people are saying that they now want to participate in democracy. The community is going to send a clear message to the politicians. We will work together" - Mark Morey, Unions NSW
"To the workers and their unions, we say- the Uniting Church is with you!" Rev Dr Raymond Joso
"This is not about charity; this is justice" Peter McNamara, Vinnies.
"Penalty rates signal that rest and recreation time is valuable and benefits the whole community, and there is more to being a citizen than being a consumer" Dean Kanishka Raffel from St Andrew's Anglican Cathedral, Sydney.