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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Domino's pizza delivery drivers

A Sydney father, Keith Wade, put up a petition on to "stop Domino's paying delivery drivers below the minimum wage."  The petition currently has almost 34,000 signatures.

The petition reads

"My 19 year old son is paid $14.51 per hour for two hours per day, plus $2.27 per delivery" he wrote. "He has to pay the cost of running his vehicle out of this $2.27, so per shift he is paid, after expenses, about $30.

"If he was paid the minimum wage, he would work three hours at a pay rate of $18.98 plus 41 cents per kilometer for vehicle use.  So he would earn, after running costs, about $60."

His son has since parted company with Domino's.

A Domino's spokeswoman said they were working through the allegations.  "Our records indicate the employee tended their resignation citing that they were moving out of the area as the reason for leaving."

"If we feel confident the manager didn't take the appropriate action, we will work with the franchisee of that store to offer the employee their job back and take the relevant action with the store manager."

In 2013, Domino's was ordered to return almost $590,000 in back pay after the Fair Work Ombudsman found the pizza chain had underpaid their drivers.  The audit found that between January 2010 and December 2011, 1628 drivers had been underpaid a total of $588,160.