Fair pay win

Herald Sun - Motoring - - Big Wheels -

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.

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