Truck driver secures $6,500 in unpaid entitlements

Truck driver claws back unpaid entitlements totalling $6,500 after the Fair Work Ombudsman steps in on his behalf

November 28, 2012

A truck driver has managed to claw back more than $6,000 in unpaid entitlements after the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) stepped in and ordered his former boss to pay up.

The driver from the Sydney suburb of Chipping Norton was underpaid $6,500 in long service leave entitlements when he lost his job.

Inspectors from the FWO recovered the money as part of an intervention that netted a total of $123,200 for employees working in various industries in Sydney’s south and south-western suburbs.

The FWO says it recovered $100.2 million in back-pay for more than 56,000 workers between July 1, 2009 and September 30, 2012.

It says it and the FWO’s predecessor agencies have recouped $185.5 million for 124,000 workers since March 2006.

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