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Qantas Airways will be paying around 55 workers thousands in back pay after it uncovered an "embarrassing" blunder that also resulted in about 165 workers being overpaid. So reports The Sydney Morning Herald.

The underpaid workers, who make A$90,000 annually, are mainly in the digital marketing and analytics divisions and were underpaid an average A$8,000 a year over a number of years. Qantas will pay these workers what it owes them and will include interest and a A$1,000 ex-gratia payment.

The 165 workers were overpaid about A$12,000 annually on average. The under- and over-payment errors were due to a misclassification of the workers. The overpaid workers will get to keep what they were paid.

"There was never an intention to underpay people, as shown by the fact that three-quarters of people affected by the error are financially better off," said Qantas group executive of people and culture Lesley Grant.

Read the full article from The Sydney Morning Herald.

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