Fair Pay for Retail and Fast Food Workers

Fairfax Media investigations have revealed workers being systematically paid less than the award at Coles, Woolworths, McDonalds, Hungry Jacks and KFC. It has been estimated that these companies are collectively paying about $1 million a day less than the award.

The Greens' have introduced amendments to the Fair Work Act to protect the pay of some of the lowest-paid Australians by closing legal loopholes that have allowed big fast food retailers and supermarket giants to strike deals with the SDA and underpay workers by over a billion dollars.