By C&I Week 

The Fair Work Ombudsman has released the findings of its Inquiry into the procurement of trolley collection services by Woolworths.

For almost a decade, the Fair Work Ombudsman and its predecessor agencies have investigated allegations against businesses providing trolley collection services to Woolworths.

During that time they have put 13 matters before the courts alleging the underpayment of trolley collectors at Woolworths, Coles and Costco sites.

Since January 1, 2007 more than $700,000 in unpaid wages and entitlements has been recovered for more than 544 trolley collectors nationally.

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This story first appeared in C&I Week.