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Woolies CEO and Chairman acknowledge responsibility for underpayments

Woolworths Group CEO Brad Banducci and Woolworths Group Chairman Gordon Cairns have acknowledged their leadership responsibility for the payment shortfalls to salaried team members. “I have made the personal decision to forgo my F20 short-term bonus because I believe it is the right thing for me to do as CEO,” …

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$320K in penalties for underpaying IGA workers

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has secured $320,263 in penalties in court for the underpayment of six IGA workers. The court found the operator to have deliberately underpaid six workers at two IGA supermarkets in Melbourne – despite having been put on notice to comply. Said “Sam” Haddad is the …

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Coles workers expect pay rise ahead of new agreement

Coles this week announced the start of the process for consultation and approval of a new enterprise agreement to cover the wages paid to supermarket team members following the settlement of Brisbane night-fill worker Penny Vickers’ underpayment case. Ms Vickers had waged an 18-month legal battle to terminate an agreement …

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Woolworths commits to protections for trolley collectors

Woolworths has signed a proactive compliance deed that commits the supermarket retailer to monitoring and regulating its network of trolley services to ensure contractors at its sites are paying their workers correctly and meeting all workplace obligations. This includes requiring contractors to keep accurate employment and shift records by using …

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Staff underpayment alleged at IGA Melbourne stores

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) has launched legal action against an IGA supermarket operator in Melbourne, alleging he underpaid employees and gave the FWO false records. FWO Natalie James said the operator, Said ‘Sam’ Haddad, allegedly had previously been put on notice about his obligations regarding payment of employees and …

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