McDonald’s Australia has been accused of systematically “churning” its workforce and reducing shifts for workers as they grow older in a bid to cut costs and hire younger staff.

The global fast food chain is a major employer in Australia with more than 100,000 workers in stores across the country, which are mostly franchises.

But the company and its franchisees have come under scrutiny for engaging in what has been described as a practice of “churning” staff as they grow older to hire younger and cheaper staff. See the full ABC article here.