Workers at Woolworths supplier paid a pittance, threatened

 In Australia, Coles, NewZealand, Woolworths
A major supplier to supermarket giant Woolworths paid workers a pittance for working 72-hour weeks and threatened they would be replaced by machines if they joined a union.
The allegations, included in signed statements from workers provided to Fairfax Media, are the latest in a string of exploitation cases involving suppliers to Coles and Woolworths.
They involve allegations of unlawful conduct and serious breaches of Woolworths’ own ethical sourcing policy.
Sana Ullah, a former worker at carrot producer Zerella, told Fairfax Media he did not receive a cent of overtime despite working regular 12-hour shifts until 5am packing carrots. Sydney Morning Herald – Read more…

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