Fast Food/Quick Service Restaurants, Retail

Australia: McDonald’s staff underpaid at least $50m a year, investigation finds

AN investigation into Australia’s second largest employer — McDonald’s — has found the fast food giant cut a deal that left staff seriously out of pocket. The deal between Macca’s and the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA), signed in 2013, affects young workers who earn as little as $10.08 an hour. Collectively, Australian staff are worse off by $50 million a year. The findings of a Fairfax Media investigation were based on pay slips and store rosters. The SDA has more than 28,000 members and claims it has “looked after the rights of retail workers for more than 120 years”. More

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