Date: 22 June 2018
A labour hire company has been accused of ripping off workers at a south-east Queensland abattoir, with unions concerned others in the industry may also be at risk.
The allegations have sparked an investigation by the Fair Work Ombudsman and come amid a crackdown on labour hire companies by the State Government.
The Taiwanese workers were supplied to the Greenmountain Food Processing plant at Coominya, north-west of Brisbane, by labour hire company GOYX Pty Ltd, while they were in Australia on working holiday visas.
Two have formally complained to the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) and claimed to have been underpaid in wages and superannuation as well as being asked to register an ABN, which could technically make them a contractor.