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To: Malcolm Turnbull
Royal commission into wage theft now
Recent revelations in the media about companies like Domino's, Pizza Hut, 7/11 and Grill’d underpaying workers is just the tip of the iceberg. It’s time to shine the spotlight on wage theft and unfair work practices. We need a royal commission on systemic wage theft and the impact of the ‘gig economy’ driving down Australian wages and conditions.
Why is this important?
Underpaying workers is wage theft pure and simple and it’s happening to hundreds of thousands of Australian workers every single day. Lawlessness is rampant in industries like fashion modelling, fast food, retail, hospitality, transport and aged care - where workers are being exploited and robbed of wages on a mass scale. These traditional industries are also facing cut-throat competition from the growing ‘gig economy’ which is driving down wages and smashing the concept of a permanent job into fragments. As a society we cannot sit back and watch as our world of work is atomised and our rights scattered to the wind. We want a royal commission now to expose wrongdoing and provide solutions on how to regulate and organise work in the future.