Anthony Pratt is Australia’s richest man. Picture: Aaron Francis/The AustralianSource:News Corp Australia
Anthony Pratt is Australia’s richest man. Picture: Aaron Francis/The AustralianSource:News Corp Australia

Australia’s richest man is suing his own workers

ANTHONY Pratt's company is suing almost 70 workers in his packaging empire over claims of unlawful industrial action in Victoria.

Mr Pratt, who is the executive chairman of recycling giant Visy and estimated to be worth $12.6 billion, is also suing the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union.

Lawyers claim the 69 workers refused to perform overtime for a number of days in July after disputing a new alcohol and drug policy.

The company is seeking penalties against them and compensation for the losses it claims it suffered.

News Corp Australia

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