Dissatisfied Woolworths manager and young father claim that he owed THOUSANDS of unpaid wages from the supermarket giant
- Former store manager claims that he is among the 5,700 underpaid by Woolworths
- Cameron Baker believes he owed up to $ 30,000 from the age of five
- Supermarktreus apologized without reservation for the national underpayment
A Woolworths manager claims that he owed up to $ 30,000 in lost wages from the supermarket giant.
Cameron Baker spoke out after Woolworths revealed that 5,700 employees had paid a whopping $ 300 million on wages in one of Australia's largest underpayments ever.
& # 39; I'm glad Woolworths is discovered for what they do, & # 39; Baker told A Current Affair.
Cameron Baker (photo) is one of the employees who claim that they have paid too little by Woolworths
An assessment by supermarket giant Woolworths showed that 5700 employees were underpaid (stock image)
Baker was night manager at Melbourne Woolworths for five years, until June this year.
He claimed that some of the staff he led made more money than he did.
& # 39; If I had entered into a business agreement from January 14, I could have earned $ 88,000 a year, but my salary was $ 67,000 a year & he said.
& # 39; That could have been used for food, bills, childcare that is expensive. It is money that could have been used and used for better things.
& # 39; I work at night time – 9 p.m. to 6 p.m. – when penalty fees come into play, but as a member of the salary team I have not received those penalty fees. & # 39;
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Woolworths for comments on Mr. Baker's claims.
The company apologized for the underpaid staff on Wednesday.
& # 39; As a company, we are proud to put our team first, and in this case we have abandoned them & # 39 ;, said Brad Banducci, CEO of Woolworths Group.
& # 39; We apologize without reservation. The highest priority for Woolworths Group at the moment is to address this issue and ensure that it does not happen again. & # 39;
Woolworths says that it is determined to fully remedy payment arrears before Christmas.
& # 39; Affected current and former salaried employees receive their full rights, including overdue payments with interest and superannuation contributions, as quickly as possible & # 39 ;, according to a statement.
The young father claims that he owed up to $ 30,000, which could have been spent on childcare
Woolworths said that executive bonuses will also be lowered.
Mr Banducci earned $ 4 million in bonuses on top of his $ 2.66 million salary in the past financial year.
& # 39; I fully expect a discussion with the board about the consequences of this and I fully expect that this will affect the bonuses for myself and maybe other things will result, & # 39; he said.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has vowed to hold Woolworths liable for violating workplace laws.
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