Australia: 'Serious exploitation' of cleaners in Woolworths' labour supply chain, inquiry finds

Author: ABC News online, Published on: 20 February 2018

"Woolworths contractors underpaying cleaners in 'serious exploitation' across Tasmania, inquiry finds", 14 February 2018

A Fair Work Ombudsman inquiry into...supermarket cleaners...found "serious exploitation" of workers and "abysmal" record keeping.

The inquiry started in late 2014 in response to intelligence the ombudsman received that supermarket cleaners...significantly underpaid.

The inquiry looked at contracting arrangements for cleaners at...31 Woolworths stores, seven Coles stores and 17 IGA stores.

The inquiry found cleaning contractors at 90 per cent of Woolworths' Tasmanian supermarket sites...not complying with workplace laws...

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Related companies: Coles Group (part of Wesfarmers) Woolworths Group Australia