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Supermarket giant Aldi has been accused of deliberately underpaying more than 20,000 current and former workers more than $150 million through unpaid work.

over six years by requiring its store employees to work up to 30 minutes before their shift without pay.A court last year found Aldi underpaid workers at a NSW distribution centre by directing them to start work 15 minutes before their rostered start time.

SDA national secretary Gerard Dwyer said Aldi had its chance to do the right thing and backpay workers after they lost the Federal Court case.“They’ve fumbled the ball and failed to do it right by their workforce, now they have to face the consequences of these breaches,” he said.

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