ABC investigation accuses 7-Eleven of underpaying staff

AUSTRALIAN retail giant 7-Eleven has been found to be systematically paying its workers about half the minimum wage at stores around the country.

A joint Four Corners and Fairfax investigation has uncovered evidence of collusion between some of the owners at hundreds of stores across multiple states.

Former employees have told of being made to work twice as long as expected at half the rate of pay, with some earning as little as $10 an hour.

Internal company documents show that as recently as August this year, 7-Eleven reviewed the payroll at 225 stores and found 69 per cent had ongoing payroll issues.

It is the first in a series of reports that will expose the breadth of wage fraud within the massive network of stores.

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