Wage theft? What wage theft?!

The Senate Standing Committee on Education and Employment has presented the report of its investigation into the exploitation of cleaners working in retail chains, such as Woolworths. 

Nov 19, 2018

The committee has made a number of recommendations, including:

  • the Government take immediate steps to protect vulnerable workers
  • the Department of Finance make companies who have been penalised for wage theft more than once ineligible for government contracts
  • the Government establish a national labour hire licensing scheme
  • funding community legal centres to assist vulnerable workers.