Bakers Delight Busted Underpaying Thousands of Workers

Josh Cullinan, secretary of the newly formed Retail and Fast Food Workers Union, said Bakers Delight's outdated Victorian agreement was yet another "shocking" example of large-scale deals that have left hundreds of thousands of workers underpaid, saving big businesses millions every year.

Three of Australia's biggest employers – McDonald's, Coles and Woolworths – pay significant numbers of workers less than the award, mostly through reduced or absent weekend penalty rates, it has been revealed.

"Bakers Delight's Victorian agreement is simple wage theft, it's abominable, and this is from a company that almost exclusively uses young women from 14 to 18 years of age," Mr Cullinan said.

"We are looking at starting to organise these young women, and we are hopeful of launching a campaign in the next few months."