July 2017 | Majority of foreign workers paid below national award rates, Unions NSW says

Date: 17 July 2017

Source: ABC

The peak union body in New South Wales says migrant workers are being paid far below national standards through job listings in foreign language publications and urgent action is needed to stop it.

Unions NSW found 80 per cent of a sample of online job advertisements in Korean, Chinese and Spanish publications around the country paid below award rates.

In a two-year investigation, translators employed by the organisation posed as jobseekers to gather data.

"It's just ridiculous, the amount of jobs that aren't paying the legal requirement in this country, particularly for people whose first language isn't English," Unions NSW secretary Mark Morey said.