Industry Relation System | 7 Eleven In Australia | Report

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Running head: INDUSTRIAL RELATION7 Eleven InquiryName of the student:Name of the university:Author note
INDUSTRIAL RELATION1Table of ContentsIntroduction:...............................................................................................................................2Discussion:.................................................................................................................................2The Inquiry:............................................................................................................................2Gaps in the Australian Employment Relation System:..........................................................4Implication of the Inquiry:.....................................................................................................5Conclusion:................................................................................................................................7Reference:..................................................................................................................................8
INDUSTRIAL RELATION2Introduction:In Australia, 7 Eleven is one of the most popular names in the petrol and conveniencesector. The origin of the company is 7 Eleven Inc. that is situated in the continent of UnitedStates. The company had opened the store in Australia in the year 1977. By 2015, thecompany had opened more than 626 stores in Australia (Sivaraman & Turner, 2016). Thenumber of franchise owner in the various parts of Australia has reached 442 and the quantityof transaction done by the company annually is approximately 185 million. In the year 2008,an allegation was made against the company is that the company conducted certain doublehour scam, where the employees are not properly getting their wages and falsify theemployment records by misappropriating their posts in the market of Australia (Settle,Cameron & Thornton, 2014). An inquiry has been made by the Fair Work Ombudsman in theyear 2014 to point out the truthfulness of the allegation and made certain observationsregarding the same. It was observed from the inquiry that the company had involved intowaging scam. The FWO had inquired several stores of the company. The impacts of theinquiry were long lasting and important in nature. In the words of Lorelle Frazer, everyfranchisee company owes certain statutory duties that should not be violated at any cost. Theinquiry has also created effects on the Australian society in certain circumstances.Discussion:The Inquiry:In the year 2008, several allegations were made against the leading conveniencecompany regarding the disputed waging system and employment records in various stores ofthe company and the company regarding the migrated employees made allegations regardingdiscrimination. In 2014, an inquiry was made by the Fair Works Ombudsman to identify theproblems occurred in the branches of the company and near about 20 stores were beingexamined by the FWO during the process. It was come into the light that the company hadviolated the rules of Fair Work Act and breached certain duties while performing their duty.The Ombudsman had published certain reports on the same. There are certain reasons behindholding the inquiry.
INDUSTRIAL RELATION3The Ombudsman as to identify the company’s non-compliance regarding theworkplace has made an attempt. An initiative has been made regarding the company’s payrolland auditing section. It was found that the company has failed to comply with the regime ofthe Fair Works Act and failed to detect the non-compliances. Therefore, a complex situationarose and the company had started to underpay the employees. There are sections mentionedunder the Fair Work Act and Fair Work Regulation against underpayment. Therefore, thecompany had violated the rules regarding the same. In 2008, an audit had been published by the workplace Ombudsman regarding theallegations from an unregistered organisation working for the interest of the employees. Itwas alleged that the company is paying its employees certain amount that are half in natureand therefore, the employees are facing the under waging problem. In the year 2009, it wasrevealed from the report made by the Fair Work Ombudsman that the company had reducedthe rates for the night shift works. In the year 2010, an education campaign was conducted and it was revealed that theyoung employees are facing much trouble in the company. More than 70% of the audits aredisputed in nature and contradictory to the provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009. TheOmbudsman examined two operators of the company and the truthfulness regarding theallegation was proved. It was found that the company had failed to pay the casual rate tomany of its employees. There were no continuity regarding the record keeping system and thecompany had failed to maintain all the employment records. The company had not engagedany inspector who can inspect the situation regarding the employment relation.The inquiry had also revealed that 60% of the franchisee owners of the company arenovice and they had no particular knowledge on the matter. They also had little knowledgeabout the Industry Relation System of Australia. Finding report regarding the company’swork force was also shocking in nature. Most of the employees had non-English backgroundand the migrated employees had to do overtime in the company but there were no pay hikeregarding the same. A request had been made before the Ombudsman to secure the life and interest ofevery employee who are facing the waging problems. There was an inconsistency found inthe penalty rates and pay rates. The records maintained by the company were insufficient andthat are not being matched with the CCTV footage of the stores. It was revealed by theinspector that the pattern of work maintained by the company was not according to the rules

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