The new CEO of 7-Eleven, Angus McKay, should urgently meet with workers and union representatives who can confirm his speculation that the exploitation of workers is continuing at stores.
SDA, the union for retail, fast-food and warehouse workers, National Secretary, Gerard Dwyer said there’s no doubt whatsoever that workers are still being forced to work under illegal conditions.
“Unfortunately the new CEO of 7-Eleven is spot on – the rorting of workers is definitely still happening,” Mr Dwyer said.
“We’re calling on the new CEO to come and meet with workers and union representatives who are at the frontline to discuss how we can ensure this exploitation is stopped in its tracks.
“Unfortunately we’re still in a position where workers are too scared to come forward publically with details of their exploitation for fear of the repercussions. Many of these workers are still fearful that there could be an impact on their visa conditions.
“We need to see a real overhaul of laws to ensure workers can’t continue to exploited like we’ve seen at 7-Eleven, and we’re looking forward to working with Angus McKay to push for those changes.
“It’s fantastic that the new CEO of 7-Eleven has come to the role with his eyes open. We’re hopeful we’ll be able to work well with Angus McKay to ensure the working conditions of employees at 7-Eleven are given a complete overhaul.”
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