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Reply #2 - 09. Mar 2015 at 18:54

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Just lost a contract to this company, I had to ask myself a few questions re. their "Work place agreement"
this is what I know
C.3.2 A Security Officer Level 3:

(a) works from complex instructions and procedures under limited supervision;

(b) exercises good interpersonal and communications skills;

(c) exercises computer skills at a level higher than Level 2;

(d) assists in the provision of on-the-job training;

(e) exercises discretion within the scope of this classification level; and

(f) performs work independently under limited supervision either individually or in a team environment.

C.3.3 Indicative of the tasks which an employee at this level may be required to perform are the following:

(a) control of movement of persons, vehicles, stock and material at gatehouses and similar locations utilising, monitoring and operating computer based systems requiring data input, including manipulation of spreadsheet based computer programs or other advanced monitoring system;

(b) monitor and operate, under supervision, building operation systems terminating at a visual display unit or computerised printout, including the monitoring of complex fire alarms, water towers/chillers, temperatures and other similar building operational system functions;

(c) stock and material control at computerised gatehouses and similar locations requiring data input and manipulation of computer programs e.g. Microsoft Excel and other similar computer programs; and

(d) provide safety induction to employees, contractors or visitors to the site; and

(e) monitor and act upon walk-through electromagnetic detectors; and/or monitor, interpret and act upon screen images using x-ray imaging and/or observation equipment, including in or in connection with airport security zones.

C.3.4 A Security Officer Level 3 may be required to perform the duties of Security Officers at Levels 1 and 2 provided that such duties are not designed to promote deskilling.


That is the level the guards fall under at the site I worked at.

I understand the guards are being paid as level 1, I also notice they are Indian, Pakistan and Egyptian workers.

I ask myself why?
Hmmmm id steer very well clear of them as id suggest they are not complying with their 6 or 8 week audit on each individuals wages. I would also suggest they over pay day shift guards and under pay night shift guards to make it appear they are doing the right thing. I can only draw the conclusion that if they were doing the right thing they would have employed people without a language barrier  (nothing against the guards they employ just very concerning actions if they were legitimately by the book)
 
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As an employee of this company would you like to know how one company directory spends your money: http://www.drive.com.au/motor-news/meet-the-man-who-paid-236000-for-a-new-ford-2...
 

Ah! Working in Security where finding the real thief could be your employer. Now is the time to check your super account.
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Knightwatch Security Pty Ltd T/A Bluestar Security

ABN: 28 097 678 272

Trading name      From
BLUE STAR SECURITY      16 Dec 2010

13/17-23 Keppel Drive
Hallam Victoria 3803 Australia

Suite 12.26 
401 Docklands Drive
Docklands Victoria 3008 Australia

Website: http://bluestarsecurity.com.au/

Agreement Bluestar Security - Enterprise Agreement -
2014
: https://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/documents/agreements/fwa/AE408918.pdf

The approval of this Enterprise agreement shows how ineffectual the Fair Work Commission is. This agreement was approved in Aug 2014. Open this agreement and there is the decision by Commissioner Gregory. He begins by criticizing the agreement because of its loaded pay rates ie Flat rates for weekday and weekend.

He then goes on to explain why this agreement pay rates are below those in the SSIA. He then says he will accept an undertaking by management to reassess what an employee earned and what he should have been paid under the award and make up the difference.

Knightwatch Security have given an undertaking to the commission that they will abide by this decision, reassess all workers earnings.

Make up you own mind about this. Here are the flat rates for Level 1 in the agreement:

               Weekday   Weekend   Public Holiday
Full Time  $21.15      $23.60      $36.95
Casual     $26.01      $29.03      $45.45


The current Level 1 pay scale per hour in the Security Services Industry Award 2010 is:

Night              Day            Sat              Sun              Pub Hol
$23.06         $18.95          $28.43           $37.90    $47.38

Casual Rate:

Night             Day            Sat              Sun              Pub Hol
$30.53        $26.01         $36.42         $46.82          $57.23 


So you can see there is a vast difference between the pay scales.

If you are working or have worked for Bluestar Security - Knightwatch Security Pty Ltd then check what you have been paid with what you should have been paid under the Security Services Award 2010. https://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/documents/modern_awards/award/MA000016/default....

Pay calculator is at: http://www.ausecurityworker.com/calculator.html

If you are working for Bluestar Security - Knightwatch Security Pty Ltd, then if you have not been paid according to the SSIA rates, make a complaint to the Fair Work Ombudsman. See: http://www.fairwork.gov.au/How-we-will-help/How-we-help-you/help-resolving-workp...

You will receive a big windfall in the form of back pay, more than you will ever earn on the pokies.  Cool See what others have gained. http://www.fairwork.gov.au/About-us/news-and-media-releases/2014-media-releases
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Ah! Working in Security where finding the real thief could be your employer. Now is the time to check your super account.
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