http://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace-relations/first-big-pay-boost-for-underpaid-coles-workers-20160813-gqrpbr.html Supermarket giant Coles has been forced to dramatically lift the wages of its online home-delivery drivers – in some cases by hundreds of dollars a week – in response to a landmark decision by the workplace tribunal.
http://www.theage.com.au/business/workplace-relations/dominos-pizza-workers-losing-millions-in-union-deal-without-penalty-rates-20160705-gpyzpf.html Domino's Pizza workers are missing out on penalty rates worth at least $32 million a year due to an old deal struck between the company and the shop assistants' union. Domino's is the latest large Australian company to come under scrutiny for controversial deals struck with the Shop, Distributive and Allied Employees Association (SDA).
http://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace-relations/the-man-who-exposed-the-coles-wages-scandal-in-his-spare-time-20160602-gp9zb7.html He is the suburban dad of three who this week helped bring one of Australia's largest and most politically influential unions to its knees. Josh Cullinan, a former cleaner, exposed the scandalous wage deal the "shoppies" union did with the Coles supermarket chain, which ripped off tens of thousands of workers. And he did it in his spare time.
http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2016/s4473386.htm Obviously the agreement with Woolworths is very similar to the one with Coles, and a lot of workers I've calculated for my own self, for example, are worse off on the EBA that we have compared to the award.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-06-01/woolworths-pay-negotiations-in-spotlight-following-coles-deal/7466768 A part-time Woolworths employee and union delegate has slammed the powerful shop workers' union for the deals it does with big business, as the fallout from yesterday's Fair Work decision against Coles widens.
The Project talks to Duncan Hart following the successful fight to stop Coles stripping penalty rates.
http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/05/31/17/41/coles-worker-wins-penalty-rates-fight 9 News video and article following the Coles win in the Fair Work Commission
http://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace-relations/coles-underpaid-workers-cut-penalty-rates-tribunal-finds-20160531-gp7vxm.html Supermarket giant Coles underpaid its employees and cut penalty rates in a cosy deal with the shop assistants' union that has cost low paid workers perhaps $70 million a year.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-20/mcdonalds-giving-workers-a-'rotten-deal',-says-nteu-officer/7431168 Fast food restaurant chain McDonald's is being accused of paying staff below award rates.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-27/coles-employee-wins-right-to-appeal-over-workplace-deal/6889848 A Coles supermarket worker has won the first round of a David and Goliath battle which exposes a major union to claims it sold out its own workers.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-10-06/coles-employee-takes-legal-action-over-union-deal/6830818 A Coles supermarket worker has taken legal action to stop an employment agreement between the supermarket giant and the union representing retail workers, claiming it would leave tens of thousands of supermarket employees out of pocket.
http://www.smh.com.au/national/watchdog-steps-in-over-coles-low-pay-deal-with-union-20150613-ghn4rs.html Supermarket giant Coles might have to pay up to $50 million more per year in wages, after the industrial umpire intervened in a cosy deal with the conservative shop assistants' union that would have underpaid many thousands of workers.