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This article was published by ABC News 4th Feb 2021.
Protesters have rallied outside of a cafe where a young woman was allegedly assaulted last week.
Footage of the incident, at Fun Tea in Adelaide’s CBD, went viral on social media and has sparked a conversation about alleged wage theft among the international student community.
It showed a verbal dispute between a man and a woman who makes claims about wage theft.
The man can be heard denying the claims.
Today, protesters claimed wage theft was a problem in businesses in Adelaide’s Chinatown district.
Jackie Chen, from the SA Labour Info Hub, said many people working within the district were paid less than $15 an hour, and some as low as $5 an hour.
“Especially with the background of workers, international students, they are not fluent in English and they don’t know how to find support,” he said.
“We urge the Australian Government to look into these issues.
“We must sort this out, it’s a disaster. It’s been going on for decades.”
He has organised another rally for Saturday to be held in Chinatown.