The Victorian Chamber of Commerce and Industry has today released a report on the impacts of Daniel Andrews’ Grand Final Eve public holiday.
· 74% of businesses are shutting their doors to stem loss-making
· 61% of businesses that did stay open had worse sales than a typical Friday
· 87% of businesses said they do not support the Grand Final Eve public holiday continuing
Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister for Small and Medium Enterprises Neale Burgess
“Daniel Andrews’ Grand Final eve public holiday is directly hurting the Victorian economy and that affects jobs.
Three in every four businesses will shut their doors next Friday and up to $1 billion will be lost as well as thousands of part time employees will have their hours cut.
Hundreds of thousands of Victorians depend on the money they receive from their part-time jobs, so if they can’t work on the Grand Final public holiday then they will be out of pocket.”