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1  General Category / Work Available / Security contractors with experience working in regional processing centres
 on: 20. Aug 2019 at 21:55 
Started by Fictionwriter | Post by Fictionwriter  
I'm a fiction writer conducting research for a novel and wanting to chat with any security contractors with experience working in regional processing centres. I'm not a journalist or looking to conduct an expose, but I am after contacts who can speak to the every day experience, and what it was like to live and work as a security contractor. You don't need to have a political bent one way or the other. I'd prefer to be able to get a variety of insights, opinions and experiences, which can contribute to building a sense of character, as well as place. I'm also not looking to demonise security contractors - I'm after genuine insights and personal experiences and perspectives. You can email me at fictionwriter70@gmail.com or PM me. Thanks.  Smiley

2  New South Wales / NSW Security Contractors A to M / Re: Alfio Peter Merlino convicted of Sham Contracting
 on: 28. Jun 2019 at 20:28 
Started by Administrator | Post by ukumad  
Thank you so much for your information.

3  New South Wales / NSW Security Contractors A to M / Re: Alfio Peter Merlino convicted of Sham Contracting
 on: 28. Jun 2019 at 09:36 
Started by Administrator | Post by Administrator  
ukumad

I found the court decision in 2009 and made a link to it. When clicking on the link there is no webpage which means that the NSW Industrial Relations Commission has taken it down since 2009.

The name would have been correct because I would have copied it direct from the webpage.

4  New South Wales / NSW Security Contractors A to M / Re: Alfio Peter Merlino convicted of Sham Contracting
 on: 28. Jun 2019 at 09:20 
Started by Administrator | Post by ukumad  
I was a subcontractor but situation is a bit complicated. There are 3 different companies in my case and I am going to court soon.

I just want to learn about this guy.  Is the name correct?
Because I am trouble with a guy similar to this name. Maybe I know his name wrongly.
do you have advise for this?

Regards.



5  New South Wales / NSW Security Contractors A to M / Re: Alfio Peter Merlino convicted of Sham Contracting
 on: 27. Jun 2019 at 16:12 
Started by Administrator | Post by Administrator  
ukumad

Please read these pages of the webpage and judge for yourself what employment situation you are in:

http://ausecurityworker.com/sham_contracting.html

http://ausecurityworker.com/individual-flexibility-agreements.html

If you believe your work rights have been violated then make a complaint to the Fair Work Ombudsman: www.fairwork.gov.au


6  New South Wales / NSW Security Contractors A to M / Re: Alfio Peter Merlino convicted of Sham Contracting
 on: 26. Jun 2019 at 22:42 
Started by Administrator | Post by ukumad  
Hi Admin,

I am having the similar issue from someone and interestingly this guys may be the same guy that I am trouble with.

Anyone help?

Thanks.

7  Victoria / VIC Security Contractors A to M / Re: M.A. Security Group T/A M.A. Security Guards
 on: 15. May 2019 at 14:43 
Started by Administrator | Post by dreadman  
From what I heard from other guards working for MA, they keep everything they do a secret. Many of them are under an ABN and on flat rates. Which does not come as a surprise considering how many accounts they are snatching up. One story I head was that one has been with them for a while and was not paid until 6 weeks later but no pay stub was given. Sure they can hide behind their EBA but they are only engaging in Sham contracting, how else are they able to beat their competitors in price?

8  Victoria / VIC Security Contractors A to M / M.A. Security Group T/A M.A. Security Guards
 on: 12. May 2019 at 10:43 
Started by Administrator | Post by Administrator  
I have been informed that M.A.Security Group is conducting sham contracting which is illegal. I encourage any visitors to this page and who are working for MA Security Group to evaluate their working conditions and see if in fact they are working in a sham contracted position by referring to this page: http://ausecurityworker.com/sham_contracting.html

If you believe you are in a sham contract refer to the Fair Work Ombudsman website: https://www.fairwork.gov.au/find-help-for/independent-contractors

MA Security Group have an approved Enterprise Bargaining Agreement: https://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/documents/agreements/fwa/ae423438.pdf

It is interesting to see the agreement that was supposedly passed the vote of workers before it was submitted to the Fair Work Commission. The Fair Work Commission found so many working conditions and pay in the original agreement that were below what was prescribed in Security Services Industry Award.

The company was required by the Fair Work Commission to give undertakings to amend the conditions in the original agreement as can be seen from the first 6 pages of the agreement. It is illegal for any company to present any Enterprise Bargaining Agreement without the FWC Decision letter and any undertakings the company was required to give.

If you have been furnished with an Enterprise Bargaining Agreement by this company check to see whether it contains the Decision and Undertakings pages.

If you believe that you are not being employed under the conditions prescribed by the Decision and Undertakings of the M.A. Security Services EBA then take your complaint to the Fair Work Ombudsman: https://www.fairwork.gov.au/contact-us


9  New South Wales / NSW Security Contractors N to Z / Southern Cross Group - Youngest Site Supervisors in The Country!
 on: 12. Apr 2019 at 15:35 
Started by Southern Cross Security | Post by Southern Cross Security  
People of Southern Cross Group:

For me(Risk and Security Coordinator), Southern Cross Group is about the great people I work with every day and being appreciated by my team.

I joined the Security Industry at the age of 19. In 2014 I became second in command for a major retail organization in Sydney before eventually being promoted to the Site Risk & Security Supervisor role at the age of 23 - one of the youngest site supervisors in the country!

When I started working at the Museum as a supervisor, my challenge was to transform the culture and unite the team regardless of the differences between us. We have achieved this outcome and I am very proud of the entire team. The only way to do a great job in the security industry is to trust your colleagues and make sure they receive the right training. In doing so, you'll be confident that they can do a great job any time and in any situation.

At the end of the day, we all have the same cause at heart - to offer a safe environment to every single person at the Museum.

Remember, Safety is everybody’s responsibility!”- Zeeshan Khan, Risk and Security Coordinator, Southern Cross Group.

10  General Category / General Board / Re: An Example of Sham Contracting in Food Industry
 on: 22. Mar 2019 at 09:16 
Started by Administrator | Post by Administrator  
Curtin

Sham Contracting is rampant in the Security Industry.

See the webpage: http://ausecurityworker.com/sham_contracting.html