DANIEL MOOKHEY WELCOMES NEWS OF SEVEN-ELEVEN CEO AND CHAIRMAN RESIGNATION

DANIEL MOOKHEY WELCOMES NEWS OF SEVEN-ELEVEN CEO AND CHAIRMAN  RESIGNATION

downloadThe Honourable Daniel Mookhey, Member of the NSW Legislative Council welcomes the news

that both the 7 Eleven CEO Warren Wilmot and Chairmen Russ Withers have resigned, after the

systemic exploitation of migrant workers was revealed in their stores.

“The way these franchises so ruthlessly sought to exploit people is an outrage. I am pleased to

see these acts were brought to light and that management of these franchises are being held to

account.”

A recent Fairfax investigation into the industrial conditions of 7 Eleven employees revealed

systematic exploitation of workers with regard to withheld wages, 18 hour shifts without breaks,

doctoring of payroll records, and the threat of deportation by forcing workers to break visa

conditions. .

On the 17 September Daniel Mookhey moved a motion in the NSW Legislative Council

condemning 7-Eleven for its exploitation of vulnerable migrant workers.

The motion recognised that many of the people taken advantage of by the 7-Eleven franchise

were “international students, recent migrants and people on working visas”.

“The fight for justice for these workers is far from over, compensation for loss earnings and

guarantees that this exploitation does not take place in the future are necessary next steps to

ensure fairness in these Australian workplaces.

“I also welcome the actions of the Federal Leader of the Labor Party Bill Shorten in his call for

amnesty for these workers so that they can come forward with more evidence of their exploitation

without fear of deportation.”

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