YWC in the media



Geelong riders demand increase in pay rate, Geelong Advertiser, 30 August 2019

Subway scandal, A Current Affair, 27 August 2019

Wage theft, Triple J Hack, 19 August 2019

Subway under investigation by Fair Work over staff underpayment, The Age, 12 August 2019


Calombaris wage theft is only the tip of the iceberg, The Wire, 24 July 2019

Oanh Tran on Calombaris wage theft, Jon Faine - ABC Radio, 18 July 2019 (audio expired)


Uber Drivers' Day of Strikes Circles the Globe Before the Company's I.P.O., New York Times, 8 May 2019


'We always had to chase': Pressed Juices staff owed wages as stores closeThe Sydney Morning Herald, 7 March 2019


Focus interviewed Oanh Tran about Wage Theft, ABC Radio Sydney, 12 February 2019 (Audio expired)


How to make sure you're not being ripped off at work, Triple J Hack, 3 January 2019




Young Workers Say they Feel unsafe working alone at franchise stores, Here’s Why, Junkee, 15 November 2018, 

Young Workers Say Pressed Juices Owes Them Thousands In Unpaid Wages And Superannuation, Junkee, 12 November 2018


Melanie says she earned $2 an hour and every step was tracked on an app, Sydney Morning Herald, 7 October 2018 

Nice work if you can get it, Frankie Magazine (Issue 86), October 2018

McDonald's accused of exploiting young workers with 'learn and churn' practice on ABC Drive with Raf, 8 October 2018


These young workers say they’re owed thousands in unpaid wages from a Melbourne store, Junkee, 1 August 2018

Melbourne's Barry cafe settles wrongful termination claim with underpaid worker , ABC News, 29 August 2018

Barry Cafe Has Finally Apologised To The Worker Who Called Them Out For Wage Theft, Junkee, 29 August 2018


George Calombaris’ Hellenic Republic restaurant hit by underpayment claims, ABC News Vic TV Bulletin, 13 July 2018


Owed $20K: Fair Work Ombusdman failing underpaid workers victims say, Triple J Hack, 27 June 2018

The Owner Of Melbourne's "Best Cocktail Bar" Told A Future Employee That Penalty Rates Don't Exist In Victoria, Buzzfeed, 4 June 2018


Unemployed, underemployed, or underpaid: The reality for young workers, ABC News, 2 May 2018

Youth worker Keelia Fitzpatrick’s top tips for young people starting their first job, ABC News: 7:30, 2 May 2018 (video expired)

The Owner of Melbourne’s ‘Burger Buzz’ Was Just Fined $300,000 For Exploiting Young Workers, Junkee, 10 May 2018

Burch and Purchese staff claim they were underpaid, intimidated by celebrity chef, ABC News, 16 May 2018

Melbourne’s Barry café accused of underpaying staff, ABC News, 21 May 2018

Young and underpaid: Your definitive guide to getting the money your boss owes you, ABC News, 21 May 2018

Labor promises to jail bosses over wage theft, The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 May 2018


Melbourne café owner threatens to sue staff, who claimed they were underpaid, for ‘harassment’, ABC News, 27 April 2018

Workers At A Popular Melbourne Café Say They Were Fired After Asking For Legal Pay, Junkee, 23 April 2018

Employees stuck in 'outdated', 'zombie' contracts of Workchoices era, ABC The Signal, 16 April 2018

Working dead - the contracts that refuse to die, ABC The Signal (podcast), 16 April 2018

Wage Theft, ABC Radio Drive (radio broadcast, 1hr 16 minute mark), 13 April 2018

Workers burnt by Melbourne first aid company underpayments, The Age, 11 April 2018

Push to jail employers for up to 10 years for 'wage theft', The Age, 7 April 2018


Superannuation Rip-Offs, Hack (radio broadcast, 16 minute mark), 26 March 2018

The Doughnut Time Scandal is Ever Bigger Than We Thought, Junkee, 19 March 2018




Bartenders claim they were paid less than the cocktails they serve, The Age, 14 December 2017

Have you ever been treated unfairly at work? Allegations of unfair dismissal, Hack (radio broadcast, 22 minute mark), 7 December 2017


Young workers at this Melbourne burger joint are protesting against underpayment, Junkee, 29 November 2017


Airtasker, Deliveroo slammed for 'exploitation' of workers in Senate reports, Huffington Post, 12 September 2017

George Calombaris' restaurant group moves forward payment of unpaid wages in face of criticism, Broadsheet Melbourne, 12 September 2017

A hipster Melbourne coffee chain has forked out $50k in unpaid wages and super for young workers, Buzzfeed, 12 September 2017

Senate inquiry takes aim at Airtasker and Deliveroo for 'short-changing' workers, safety concerns, News.com.au, 8 September 2017

"Does this guy owe you money?" Union launches campaign offering free legal advice to workers owed money by George Calombaris - as the Masterchef judge faces assault charges in court, Daily Mail Australia, 8 September 2017

The Government is double checking employers aren't exploiting young people, Buzzfeed, 5 September 2017

A coffee chain has been suspended from the Government's internship program after exploiting young people, Buzzfeed, 1 September 2017

Youth internship allegations 'unsurprising': Shorten, The Australian, 1 September 2017


This guy says he is owed money after working for the Government's $4-per-hour internship program, Buzzfeed, 30 August 2017


Former UniLodge caretakers claim $700,000 in unpaid wages, Sydney Morning Herald, 7 July 2017


One in five young workers are getting paid below the minimum wage, Junkee, 5 May 2017


Penalty rate cut an attack on young workers, Green Left Weekly, 18 March 2017


Paying to work: Australian start up offers 'learning platform of the future', Hack, 20 February 2017

Calls to boycott Honey Birdette lingerie over harassment claims, News.com.au, 15 February 2017

Honey Birdette former staff in new campaign over alleged harassment, exploitation, Sydney Morning Herald, 14 February 2017

Baker's Delight caves to pressure and scraps 'unfair' agreement, The Age, 1 February 2017


Thousands stuck on Workchoices deals: The Age, 2 January 2017




Grill'd on the Griller, A Current Affair 

Staff at famous lingerie store are protesting after sexual harassment and exploitation, Cosmopolitan

Former Honey Birdette workers call out alleged exploitation and harassment, The Age, 9 December 2016

Honey Birdette under fire amid staff claims of inappropriate work conditions and sexual harassment, Smart Company, 9 December 2016


Are young people too scared to speak up about workplace safety? Triple J, 7 October 2016

Sexual harassment an 'everyday occurence' for Australia's young workers, The Age, 6 October 2016


Delivery services Foodora and Deliveroo face claims of exploitation, underpayment, The Age, 29 July 2016

Deliveroo and Foodora accused of breaching workplace laws, Hospitality Magazine, 29 July 2016


7-Eleven protest hits Melbourne CBD store, The Age, 18 May 2016


Students Ctrl+Alt+Del Wikipedia's gender bias with entries for Aussie women, Pedestrian, 9 March 2016


Unions launch Young Workers Centre 'to empower' youth against exploitation, The Guardian, 19 February 2016

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