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To: Pressed Juices owner, Leo Pegoli
Stop putting the squeeze on workers!
I used to work for a chain of cold-pressed juice stores called Pressed Juices. Pressed Juices never paid my super and they owe me almost $2000 in unpaid wages. $2000 is three months’ rent for me, it’s a lot of money when you’re a uni student.
Pressed Juices and the owner Leo Pegoli haven’t responded to my requests to be paid what I'm owed. I'm standing up to them so they know they can't get away with wage theft anymore.
Pressed Juices must pay me and other workers the wages we have earned.
Why is this important?
I’m not the only one they've done this to. I know there are staff who don’t want to leave because they’re scared of getting into a situation like me, of leaving and not being paid their wages. It’s incredibly unfair, especially as the face they put to the public is that they’re so wellness-orientated and the fact that they treat their staff so badly isn’t in line with that.
I'm one of many workers who are just trying to get back the wages we have earned. It’s not right that dodgy businesses like Pressed Juices and the people behind them can keep ripping people off.
The system is broken when people can keep doing this. Young and vulnerable workers are copping the worst of these dodgy employment practices and the rules need to change to protect us.
We need to make wage theft a crime that this won't happen to other young workers like me!