Thousands of scammed Woolworths employees will have to wait at least eight MONTHS to reclaim the $ 300 million they owe
- Thousands of Woolworths employees have been underpaid since 2010
- The company apologized on Wednesday that the urgent staff would pay back
- An assessment of the payroll administration is expected to take up to eight months
- A two-year interim payment would be made to staff before Christmas
Thousands of scammed Woolworths staff will have to wait at least eight months to get back to $ 300 million they owe.
In the nation's largest underpaid workforce, the supermarket giant is investigating how 5700 employees have changed positions since 2010.
Before Christmas, interim payments are made to staff to correct two-year wages between September 2017 and August this year.
Thousands of scammed Woolworths staff will have to wait at least eight months to get back to $ 300 million they owe
The company has to go through the other seven years of payment documents thoroughly.
"The collection and assessment of individual roster, time and attendance data and payroll data for all companies is expected to last at least until the end of the financial year," the company said.
More than 11 million data on personnel payments per year will be revised from 2010.
Shortchanged employees could be paid if the company ends each year's assessment, Wooloworths said.
The majority of underpaid employees are departmental store managers and have a non-union annual salary that receives on average $ 73,000.
Upon closer inspection, individual staff members were not paid enough to cover the overtime, allowances and fines to which they are legally entitled according to the retail award.
In the largest underpayment of employees in the country, Woolworths examines how underpayments with 5700 employees have occurred since 2010
Affected companies include the Dan Murphy & # 39; s stores, Big W, BWS and Woolworths.
An initial analysis showed that more than half of the 11,000 supermarket employees had paid too little.
Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci apologized and said the company is urgently trying to solve the problem.
& # 39; As a company, we are proud to put our team first, and in this case we have abandoned them. Our apologies. At the moment, Woolworths Group's top priority is to address this issue and ensure that it doesn't happen again, & he said.
The Shop, Distributive, and Allied Employees Association said the union has been concerned for some time about the staff of annual salaries in retail and calling on other companies to review their payrolls.
& # 39; Employed employees are not & # 39; & # 39; award free & # 39; & # 39; and their salary must be higher than what they would have been paid if they worked under the award, & # 39; said the union.
Sandra Parker, the Fair Work Ombudsman beat Woolworths for the violation.
& # 39; The Fair Work Ombudsman will investigate Woolworths self-disclosure and notify them of workplace law violations, & # 39; she said.
Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci apologized and said the company is urgently trying to solve the problem
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