Visa amnesty needed for all victims

Original article by Stephen Clibborn
The Age – Page: 44 : 9-Sep-15

The Australian Government is said to be considering providing an amnesty to foreign students who have been allegedly cheated out of wages by 7-Eleven. While the Government should grant an amnesty to international students, it also needs to take action on the exploitation of all foreign workers by dodgy employers. Data from the Fair Work Ombudsman shows that migrant workers on temporary visas are also being underpaid by employers in many sectors of the economy. Any amnesty should apply to all of these employees.

CORPORATES
7-ELEVEN STORES PTY LTD, AUSTRALIA. FAIR WORK OMBUDSMAN, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

7-Eleven head office involved in wage fraud cover-up

Original article by
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 40 : 31-Aug-15

Fair Work Commission is investigating allegations of wage fraud at franchise chain 7-Eleven. Most of the chain’s employees are students on visas. The underpayment of wages is not limited to 7-Eleven. There are 1.3 million workers in Australia on visas and they are vulnerable to wage abuses.

CORPORATES
7-ELEVEN INCORPORATED, AUSTRALIA. FAIR WORK COMMISSION

Unpaid intern replaces redundant worker

Original article by Misa Han
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 7 : 7-Aug-15

The Productivity Commission has warned Australian companies against using unpaid interns. The commission states in a report released on 5 August 2015 that interns should not be used as free labour. Interns Australia would like the matter to be considered through a parliamentary inquiry.

CORPORATES
AUSTRALIA. PRODUCTIVITY COMMISSION, INTERNS AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, AUSTRALIA. FAIR WORK OMBUDSMAN, FEDERAL CIRCUIT COURT OF AUSTRALIA, CROCMEDIA PTY LTD, UNIONS NSW, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY