April 2018 | Migrant underpaid 93 weeks' pay, worked seven days and took rubbish home

Date: 16 April 2018

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald

A migrant worker who was underpaid the value of 93 weeks' wages over four years worked seven-days-a-week without time for lunch breaks or getting sick so he could support his family.

The Federal Circuit Court also heard evidence that he was threatened with the sack when he asked for a pay rise and twice a week he took the rubbish home because the pharmacy he worked for did not have a bin.

The court has fined the operators of four Sydney "Save and Deliver" pharmacies $45,000 after underpaying the Egyptian migrant worker who spoke little English. The total fine amounts to $62,010.59 over four years.