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Date: 19 Nov 2018

Source: ABC

It's left a bad taste in his mouth.

In May, he had approached the owners on behalf of other staff members, asking why they were being underpaid.

The first approach was a text message to the co-owner, Mo Wyse.

"I didn't really get a response from that," he said. "And I think that angered a lot of staff.

"So we sent an email to the bosses just requesting that they assess everybody's pay and rectify it immediately."

The email asked the owners to respond in 14 days.