2019 media releases

$335,664 in penalties for underpaying workers at 7-Eleven outlet and restaurant
18 Jan 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has secured $335,664 in penalties against a Melbourne company and two individuals for underpaying Chinese workers at a 7-Eleven franchise on William Street and a Japanese restaurant in Melbourne’s CBD.
TCF campaign recovers $80,000 for workers
11 Jan 2019
The Fair Work Ombudsman has recovered $84,846 for 138 Textile, Clothing and Footwear workers following a series of audits across Australia.
Coles’ trolley collectors report
9 Jan 2019
The final report on the Fair Work Ombudsman’s Enforceable Undertaking (EU) with Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd reveals a highly compliant network, with 94 per cent of the supermarket’s stores now using ‘in-house’ trolley collectors.
$216k in penalties for sham contracting, underpayments
4 Jan 2019
Two labour-hire companies that provided workers exclusively to a major home care company in Adelaide have been penalised a total of more than $200,000 over a sham contracting scheme that resulted in underpayments and significant hardship for workers.

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