More workers say they’re owed wages, entitlements by AusGold’s Sally Zou

Posted December 07, 2018 11:32:48

Embattled mining company AusGold is facing legal action again with eleven employees saying they have not been paid since June and up to their termination in October.

Key points: Eleven more former employees at AusGold’s Tibooburra mine plant claim to be owed tens of thousands of dollars Some former employees have successfully received a ‘default judgement’ against Ms Zou, who was not represented in court An AusGold spokesman says its records show payments have been made

It is the second wage dispute the company has faced in as many years.

Former Tibooburra mine plant operator Gordon McLellan said the company’s director has not responded to emails, phone calls or text messages to address employees’ queries.

“We just kept getting emails from her assistant saying ‘thank you for your patience’ and ‘Sally’s doing her best to rectify it all’,” Mr McLellan said.

AusGold’s eccentric director Sally Zou is well known for having paid former employees with backpacks full of cash.

Former mine supervisor Peter Doran, said he just wants to be paid.

“All I’m after, and same as the other ten of us, is what we’re actually owed so that we can move on,” Mr Doran said.