About 150 Caltex retailers are expected to march against an audit that would cost each franchise 10.000 dollars. The audits were ordered admits allegations that several employees are underpaid. The protesters say that they are willing to turn over their records anytime without paying for the audit. They also blame Caltex Australia for any underpayment issues because Csltex never took the time to train owners on employment obligations.
- Caltex franchisees will take to the streets today in protest against what they say is “punitive and punishing treatment” by Caltex Australia.
- Around 150 fuel retailers will gather in Martin Place, Sydney at midday today to stand against the “heavy-handed” measure, which includes provision of personal records and documents such as passports and working visas.
- The chairman of the protest group (as yet unnamed) said that under the Privacy Act, franchisees were not allowed to disclose that information, and that the audit bill was unfair and immoral.
“Caltex franchisees will take to the streets today in protest against what they say is “punitive and punishing treatment” by Caltex Australia.”