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UnionsACT supports ACT Govt’s anti wage-theft laws

UnionsACT has today expressed its strong support for new laws introduced by Attorney General Gordon Ramsay that will enable unions to tackle wage-theft. The Courts (Fair Work and Work Safety) Bill 2019 clarifies existing referral powers under the Fair Work Act to allow state and territory magistrates courts to hear small-claims (wage-theft) matters. Under the …

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UnionsACT to launch Young Workers Centre to tackle the wage-theft crisis

UnionsACT will launch its Young Workers Centre tomorrow night, Wednesday 31 July, officially opening its virtual doors to provide free, confidential information and support to young workers aged under 25 years. UnionsACT will use the launch on Wednesday to call for new laws to make it simpler and faster for workers to recover stolen wages. …

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Fair Work Ombudsman sushi-shop fine shows wage-theft is at crisis levels

The fine secured by the Fair Work Ombudsman against a Canberra sushi company demonstrates the vast scale of wage-theft in the ACT. The penalties were issued against the operator of a chain of sushi outlets for deliberately underpaying migrant workers in Canberra, who were underpaid as much as $1992. Four of the workers were aged …

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ANU must take action over Woroni investigation into wage-theft on campus

The ANU administration must audit and report businesses located on their campus who steal wages from workers, said UnionsACT today. An investigation by ANU student newspaper Woroni uncovered serious and long-term wage-theft by the franchisee of Sumo Salad locating on the university campus. Forty percent of businesses in Canberra break one or more of the …

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UnionsACT acknowledges that it works on the land of the Ngunnawal people, and we pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. 

Authorised M Harrison for UnionsACT, 2 Badham Street, Canberra.

 

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