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UnderpaymentsApril 30, 2014
Back-up dancers who performed alongside Kylie Minogue for her latest single, ‘I was gonna cancel’, during the Logie Awards on Sunday have allegedly been underpaid for their work.
Actors Equity Australia (AEA) director, Sue McCreadie, said the 30 back-up dancers were initially offered $700, including rehearsals and overtime for the appearance at the awards ceremony. This is far short of the legal minimum payment of $1156 for the hours that the dancers worked.
This follows previous claims that a different production company sought dancers to work for no fee, due to budget constraints, for the filming of Minogue’s music video for the same song at Melbourne’s Docklands Studios last week.
The AEA is confident that the underpaid dancers will be paid what is owed.
*Information sourced via The Sydney Morning Herald.