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Woolworths’ ballooning underpayments muddy a strong half

In its half-year results yesterday, Australia’s largest private employer Woolworths Group declared that it found another $144 million in staff underpayments through its own payroll system review – bringing the running total to around $550 million. Specifically, the retail conglomerate said it had incorrectly accounted for long service rules across various states, as well as failing to properly pay team members overtime rates. This is just the latest in Woolworths’ spiralling underpayme