No, a ‘complex’ system is not to blame for corporate wage theft

Is Australia’s award system so complex major corporations capable of handling millions of customers and billions of dollars can’t manage to pay employees properly? That’s the spin flowing freely in the wake of Australian supermarket behemoth Woolworths admitting it had underpaid about 5700 staff by up to $300 million. Woolies joins a conga line of companies this year admitting to shortchanging employees, from household brands Qantas, Commonwealth Bank, Bunnings and the ABC to the fine-dini

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