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7-Eleven Australia workers begin receiving back-pay

7-Eleven Australia could face an AUD300 million (USD216.6m) compensation wages bill after the Allan Fels-chaired panel released the first tranche of payments to exploited workers.

It can be revealed the panel led by the former competition tsar has 50 claimants owed AUD1.1 million in underpaid wages, equivalent to AUD22,300 a claimant.

After years of being exploited by their bosses, workers at 7-Eleven will soon be receiving back-pay from the company in the quantum that will be life-changing for many.