Fair pay win
FAIR Work Australia wants employees and employers in the transport industry to know that it has pursued several companies for not paying workers their minimum wages. The government body says it has secured significant amounts for underpaid workers. It presents the example of a truck driver at a Bendigo firm being reimbursed $49,700 after it was found his company had underpaid him, failing to pay the proper rate per kilometre, public holiday entitlements and other allowances. Another worker at the same firm received $17,200 after it was found that he was also underpaid. Fair Work ombudsman executive director Michael Campbell says in most cases the issue is resolved and there is no further action against the employers after they agree to rectify the underpayments. Contact Fair Work Australia on 13 13 94.