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‘Broke in a heartbeat’: Island warning after worker wage revolt

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A Courier-Mail investigation into the Whitsundays holiday destination Hamilton Island has uncovered accounts by full-time staff of routinely working hours of unpaid overtime each week while being legally stripped of penalty rates for weekend, night and public holiday shifts under the Island’s 2009-approved collective agreement.It can be revealed the pay issues come amid a major headache for Island’s owner in the Fair Work Commission, where a single worker is taking on the might of the…



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