Original article by Ewin Hannan
The Australian – Page: 7 : 26-Jul-18
United Voice alleges that Spotless Group was part of a conspiracy to cheat cleaning staff at Myer stores out of wages and entitlements. The union has launched legal action against Spotless, claiming that 58 cleaners had been required to register as independent contractors rather than employees. They were therefore not entitled to superannuation or penalty rates, and were paid a flat hourly wage that was below the award rate. Spotless has denied that it had engaged in sham contracting. United Voice is seeking penalties of at least $A1m.
SPOTLESS GROUP HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX SPO, UNITED VOICE, MYER HOLDINGS LIMITED – ASX MYR, INCI CORP PTY LTD, FEDERAL COURT OF AUSTRALIA, MAURICE BLACKBURN PTY LTD