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Students – Avoid Wage Theft

I am shattered. I have been telling students to get their part time job with a big company for the right pay and entitlements.

Yea, you might get superannuation but Nah, check your wage slip!

Woolworths, Bunnings, 7Eleven. All of these huge companies have been caught underpaying staff.

Apparently this sort of “mistake” wasn’t made when unions could check records.  Now it’s your job to know what your Award is and check your pay slip against the Award and challenge your employer if they are doing the wrong thing.

Good luck with that.

The Fair Work Ombudsman will tell you what you SHOULD be paid.

I found this video on the Fair Work Ombudsman site which gives you tips of what to look for.

Fair work

You need to take action yourself, but at least you know what they SHOULD be doing.

The Award that you are working under will be on the site. You can ring them for help.

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