Posted March 07, 2019 06:02:47 Australia has a banana bread scandal, with the nation’s biggest supermarket chain admitting it is paying workers below the minimum wage.
Key points:The company has admitted paying workers under the minimum $1.65-an-hourThe company’s CEO apologised to workers after it was revealed in a report it was paying them below the legal minimum, but did not explain how it did it The Australian Financial Review has reported that Banana Walnuts paid its employees below the Australian minimum wage in the last year.
The company was fined $3.5 million and will pay more than $5 million in compensation.
But its CEO, Mark Gorman, said he had apologised to employees and the Australian public.
“The banana bread we sell in Australia is sourced from a fairytale plantation in Queensland.
We’ve been in business for 50 years and over the years we’ve learned how to make good food, to make it fresh and delicious,” Mr Gorman told reporters on Wednesday.”
I’ve been through the banana bread business, but I’ve never seen this level of poverty.””
I’ve learned from the best.
I’ve been through the banana bread business, but I’ve never seen this level of poverty.”
Mr Gorman said the company had spent more than a billion dollars over the past 20 years to build its reputation as a leader in the industry.
“In that time, we’ve changed and grown as a company, but there are still some areas where we haven’t done the best,” he said.
“We know the work that goes into our banana bread.
But the ABC’s Michelle Bowerman has spoken to workers who have lost their jobs and has uncovered evidence of poor working conditions at Banana Walbys.”
But there are a lot of people who don’t know that.”
But the ABC’s Michelle Bowerman has spoken to workers who have lost their jobs and has uncovered evidence of poor working conditions at Banana Walbys.
Ms Bowermann has been following the story of one worker at the Queensland-based company who is now seeking redress for her loss of her job.
“This banana bread is the perfect bread to make your family and friends happy,” Ms Bowermans report said.
Ms Mardie Smith, a 35-year-old full-time employee at Banana Breads, said she had been making about $10,000 per month.
“When you have a job that you love, you want to make sure you’re making as much money as you can,” she said.
She said she was paid $2.10 an hour and had a contract for another six months.
She said that while she loved the job, she had recently decided to take a job at a bakery.””
They said I could either go back to the job I was doing or I could take the job that I wanted.”
She said that while she loved the job, she had recently decided to take a job at a bakery.
“It’s not like I’m going to get a job because of the job,” she told ABC Radio Brisbane.
“But it’s a different life now.”
Ms Smith said she would now take a “one-year contract” instead of going back to work.
“My job is gone,” she added.
Ms Smith, who was originally from Queensland, said the Banana Bread Workers Union (BBWU) had warned her she was in danger of losing her job after it became clear she was struggling with her wages.
“At first, I thought it was a joke,” she recalled.
“People were laughing at me.
But then I saw what they were doing.
It’s so unfair.””
It’s so unfair.”
Mr Smith said the situation was unacceptable and that Banana Bread was “not in the business of supporting anyone who can’t make a living.”
“I’m going back now, I’m not going to go back, I want to work,” he added.
“And I’m a worker first and a business second.”‘
I was being paid below the law’The ABC’s reporter, Michelle Bowersman, said Banana Bread had been criticised for paying its workers below $1 an hour, even though it was legal.
“So, what happened is, you know, we asked Banana Bread what was going on,” Ms Smith said.
“And they said they were paying people below the statutory minimum.”
That’s not the case.
They weren’t paying workers above the statutory threshold, so the workers were being paid at a rate below the actual minimum wage.
“Ms Bowersam, who has been working at the company for five years, said it was difficult to get information about the company’s pay policies.”
For the most part, the workers I speak to who were affected, they’re really upset,” she explained.”
A lot of them have had to take leave of absence to get their pay, which is just unheard of.
“Ms Gorman defended the company, saying he had made an “assessment of the situation