The One Thing Melbourne WON'T Be Getting For Christmas
Victoria is the only state in Australia that will not declare Christmas Day as a public holiday.
It means that thousands of workers will miss out on their public holiday penalty rates.
With Christmas falling on Sunday this year, the government has decided to make the next working day, Tuesday, as the holiday.
In all other Australia states, both the Sunday and the Thursday are public holidays in every other state.
Michael Donovan, Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association, has called on Daniel Andrews to reverse the decision.
"We've already written to the premier and all members of the parliamentary Labor Party, asking them to address the issue.’’ he said.
It is unknown if the government will reverse the decision following pressure.