7-Eleven head office must be made responsible for owed payments: Greens

In light of 7-Eleven management sacking the independent Fels Wage Fairness Panel, Greens Employment spokesperson Adam Bandt MP today called on the government and Labor to get behind the Greens’ bill to make head offices legally responsible for the pay and conditions of the workers in its franchises.

“The latest action by 7-Eleven head office shows the need to change the law to hold large corporations to account and prevent future 7-Eleven style rampant worker exploitation,” Mr Bandt said.

“Like Professor Allan Fels has said, we must make 7-Eleven head office responsible so that they can be prosecuted.”

“The Greens have a bill that will let franchise workers, like the thousands of people who have been vastly underpaid by 7-Eleven, pursue the company’s head office for the money and compensation they are owed.”

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