Oct 2018 | WAGE THEFT IN SILENCE: WHY MIGRANT WORKERS DO NOT RECOVER THEIR UNPAID WAGES IN AUSTRALIA

Date: 29 Oct 2018

Source: Migrant Worker Justice Initiative 

On 29 October 2018, Bassina Farbenblum and Laurie Berg released the report Wage Theft in Silence: Why Migrant Workers Do Not Recover Their Unpaid Wages in Australia. This report reveals that the majority of migrant workers are paid well below minimum wage but very few ever take action to get the wages they are owed. This report, and the 2017 report Wage Theft in Australia, draw on responses to the National Temporary Migrant Work Survey from 4,322 participants across 107 nationalities of every region in the world, working in a range of jobs in all Australian states and territories.

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