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Sep 13th, 2019 at 1:10pm
 
Kids clothing retailer allegedly paid staff as little as $10 an hour   Sad

September 13, 2019
Sydney Morning Herald
 

A children's clothing retailer will face court next month after allegedly underpaying four Chinese migrant workers by more than $140,000.

Blue Sky Kids Land Pty Ltd, which continues to operate in Sydney, allegedly paid the female workers rates as low as $10 an hour. The four employees, who were retail workers in the stores, were all women in their 40s with limited English. The Fair Work Ombudsman only discovered the alleged underpayment after assisting one of the women with a claim.

The regulator will allege that the retailer's director Guo Dong Gu ordered a Canberra store operating at the time of the investigation to be closed so that inspectors could not conduct a site visit.

Another director of the company, Fei Rong Yang, allegedly ordered the deletion of timesheets.


It is also alleged that an employee was threatened with dismissal for speaking to an inspector.

The Fair Work Ombudsman also claims that inspectors were provided with false records, with a second company operated by Mr Gu and Ms Yang, Q Fay Trading Pty Ltd, allegedly involved in the provision of the false records.   Sad

It's the first time the regulator has alleged a breach of the new provision of hindering or obstructing a Fair Work inspector.

Blue Sky Kids Land's website states the retailer sells "high-quality apparel and accessories for children" and that "every customer and every employee are valued at Blue Sky Kids Land". The company operates stores across Hurstville, North Rocks, Parramatta, Hornsby, Merrylands, Villawood, Liverpool, Baulkham Hills, Mount Druitt, Top Ryde and Penrith.

Between October 2015 and June 2018, the company allegedly underpaid each of the women amounts ranging from $16,007 to $47,285. All four women were not paid superannuation, and one wasn't paid annual leave.   Sad

The maximum penalty for serious contraventions of workplace law for a company is $630,000.

Fair Work Ombudsman Sandra Parker said she would like to "remind employers" of the maximum penalties that were "increased" following community concerns about worker exploitation in Australia.

“Employers are on notice that the Fair Work Ombudsman is making full use of the Protecting Vulnerable Workers laws to ensure that any individuals or companies who commit serious contraventions are held to account,” Ms Parker said.

Mr Gu and Ms Yang will face the Federal Court on October 14.
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Reply #1 - Sep 13th, 2019 at 1:41pm
 
$10 is probably the weekly wage for the bangladeshi kiddie who made the clothes .

the aussie kid should fall to their knees and weep tears of joy.
they are earning 40 X the wages of those less fortunate kiddies.

extreme gratitude is required
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Reply #2 - Sep 13th, 2019 at 1:46pm
 
whiteknight wrote on Sep 13th, 2019 at 1:10pm:
Mr Gu and Ms Yang will face the Federal Court on October 14.


They should really be facing prison.

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Reply #3 - Sep 13th, 2019 at 1:48pm
 
greggerypeccary wrote on Sep 13th, 2019 at 1:46pm:
whiteknight wrote on Sep 13th, 2019 at 1:10pm:
Mr Gu and Ms Yang will face the Federal Court on October 14.


They should really be facing prison.




They should really import some Bangladeshi kids on 457 visas
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Reply #4 - Sep 13th, 2019 at 8:59pm
 
whiteknight wrote on Sep 13th, 2019 at 1:10pm:
Kids clothing retailer allegedly paid staff as little as $10 an hour   Sad

September 13, 2019
Sydney Morning Herald
 

A children's clothing retailer will face court next month after allegedly underpaying four Chinese migrant workers by more than $140,000.

Blue Sky Kids Land Pty Ltd, which continues to operate in Sydney, allegedly paid the female workers rates as low as $10 an hour. The four employees, who were retail workers in the stores, were all women in their 40s with limited English. The Fair Work Ombudsman only discovered the alleged underpayment after assisting one of the women with a claim.

The regulator will allege that the retailer's director Guo Dong Gu ordered a Canberra store operating at the time of the investigation to be closed so that inspectors could not conduct a site visit.

Another director of the company, Fei Rong Yang, allegedly ordered the deletion of timesheets.


It is also alleged that an employee was threatened with dismissal for speaking to an inspector.

The Fair Work Ombudsman also claims that inspectors were provided with false records, with a second company operated by Mr Gu and Ms Yang, Q Fay Trading Pty Ltd, allegedly involved in the provision of the false records.   Sad

It's the first time the regulator has alleged a breach of the new provision of hindering or obstructing a Fair Work inspector.

Blue Sky Kids Land's website states the retailer sells "high-quality apparel and accessories for children" and that "every customer and every employee are valued at Blue Sky Kids Land". The company operates stores across Hurstville, North Rocks, Parramatta, Hornsby, Merrylands, Villawood, Liverpool, Baulkham Hills, Mount Druitt, Top Ryde and Penrith.

Between October 2015 and June 2018, the company allegedly underpaid each of the women amounts ranging from $16,007 to $47,285. All four women were not paid superannuation, and one wasn't paid annual leave.   Sad

The maximum penalty for serious contraventions of workplace law for a company is $630,000.

Fair Work Ombudsman Sandra Parker said she would like to "remind employers" of the maximum penalties that were "increased" following community concerns about worker exploitation in Australia.

“Employers are on notice that the Fair Work Ombudsman is making full use of the Protecting Vulnerable Workers laws to ensure that any individuals or companies who commit serious contraventions are held to account,” Ms Parker said.

Mr Gu and Ms Yang will face the Federal Court on October 14.


1. The are Chinese (not Australian, not 'Yellow' Australian)
2. China prides itself on 'Cheap Labour'.
3. They have been paid accordingly
4. The Chinese Workers have no wish to be 'Australian' and prefer to remain known as Chinese.
5. Unions ripping off Australian Busineses as usual. Roll Eyes
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Reply #5 - Sep 13th, 2019 at 9:06pm
 
Wow that place has some seriously horrible kids clothes.
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Reply #6 - Sep 14th, 2019 at 1:17pm
 
Amazing how many miserable nasty A-Holes we have happy to see workers ripped off by dishonest employers.

No wonder we have too many Liberal governments. Some nasty people who seem happy to see other workers screwed even when they get it up the clacker themselves.
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Reply #7 - Sep 14th, 2019 at 1:31pm
 
Dnarever wrote on Sep 14th, 2019 at 1:17pm:
Amazing how many miserable nasty A-Holes we have happy to see workers ripped off by dishonest employers.



nah, jasin and horseboy don't surprise me in the slightest. The only surprise is that they MAY one day say something remotely intelligent. So far I haven't seen it.
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Reply #8 - Sep 14th, 2019 at 2:22pm
 
aquascoot wrote on Sep 13th, 2019 at 1:48pm:
greggerypeccary wrote on Sep 13th, 2019 at 1:46pm:
whiteknight wrote on Sep 13th, 2019 at 1:10pm:
Mr Gu and Ms Yang will face the Federal Court on October 14.


They should really be facing prison.




They should really import some Bangladeshi kids on 457 visas


To fill your kid's jobs, so they can laze at the beach all day?
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Reply #9 - Sep 14th, 2019 at 2:23pm
 
Dnarever wrote on Sep 14th, 2019 at 1:17pm:
Amazing how many miserable nasty A-Holes we have happy to see workers ripped off by dishonest employers.

No wonder we have too many Liberal governments. Some nasty people who seem happy to see other workers screwed even when they get it up the clacker themselves.


Copping only three inches of shaft makes you better than and superior to someone who cops four inches.... the unemployed, on eight+ inches without grease, are the lowest, of course...
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