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Reply #7 - 08. Mar 2017 at 15:26

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Can't the Fair Work Commission put this firm out of business. Here is another example of how lax the workplace laws are in this country.

http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-08/investigation-launched-into-ngv-cash-in...

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The prestigious National Gallery of Victoria has been rocked by a wage scandal with allegations emerging that security guards are being forced to work for cash.
Key points:

    An auditing firm has been brought in to investigate the claims of underpayment
    Workers say they were fired or threatened with the sack for raising pay concerns
    The NGV says its security contractor was sourced through government channels

One guard has told the ABC that he and many of his colleagues were illegally paid cash in hand, while others worked on weekends for a flat hourly rate below the award wage.

The Victorian Government has appointed auditing firm KPMG to investigate, and may refer the allegations to the FairWork Ombudsman.

Steve (not his real name) came to Australia as a refugee, and was happy to find his first job as a security guard at the gallery two years ago.

He was hired by the gallery's security contractor Building Risks International Pty Limited (BRI Security), but said after about two months he was transferred to a sub-contractor called Java Security.

"They said you have to work cash in hand," he said.

"If you don't want to do it, you have to leave."

Steve said from then on he was paid between $17 to $20 an hour flat rate with no tax and no entitlements such as sick leave.

"It's [the] wrong thing. We need to work legal but the problem is they make something like job mafia. When you go, they push you to work cash. It's like abuse," he said.

Steve said during his employment the majority of security guards working at the NGV were paid cash in hand.

Steve left the job in December 2016, saying he had had enough of the conditions.

"When we came to country like Australia, we are looking for fair. But it's not fair. We are working hard, and other people are making millions of dollars off us," he said.

Java Security has told the ABC it categorically denies paying security guards in cash.

BRI Security also denies the allegation.
 

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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Reply #6 - 13. May 2016 at 09:31

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Some security workers have had enough and are prepared to fight. Hopefully this case will expose how corrupt and inept the Fair Work Commission has become.

http://www.bendigoadvertiser.com.au/story/3900647/bendigo-security-workers-in-pa...

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A BENDIGO security guard is attempting to take his employer to court after staff were moved onto a rate of pay his union alleges is below the industry standard.

David Hollingworth applied with Fair Work Australia to terminate the contract with BRI Security and bring more than 200 security officers – including 12 in Bendigo – back onto the industry award.

Mr Hollingworth had been working as a security guard at La Trobe University in Bendigo, who contracted their security to BRI in February.

Mr Hollingworth and the 11 other security guards had previously been working at the university with a different contracted company.

He alleged he received up to $150 less per fortnight under the BRI award, but the company has flatly denied the claim.

A disciplinary hearing was held on Monday but there was no resolution.

Mr Hollingworth said the company threatened to fire him for raising the allegations.

“We were told that we would be paid under the 2010 security industry reward, only to be forced by BRI to sign this lesser agreement,” he said.

“Security jobs in Bendigo being full-time are pretty hard to get hold of. Everybody signed up. We decided we would challenge it through Fair Work, and that’s what we’re proceeding to do now.”

A date has yet to be set for a hearing with Fair Work.

Mr Hollingworth was joined by other staff and United Voice officials – the union responsible for security workers – in front of La Trobe Rural Health School on Tuesday to highlight his concerns.

BRI Security state manager for Victoria and Tasmania Michael Portoglou said the company had continually raised its rate for employees.

“BRI has reviewed the rates and raised them to ensure the agreement provides pay and conditions that are ‘’better off overall’’ when compared against the Security Industry Award 2010,” he said.

“As evidence of the lawfulness of our agreement and fairness to our employees, in 2016 BRI raised its pay rates at a percentage higher than that handed down by the Fair Work Commission.”
 

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Reply #5 - 12. Dec 2014 at 15:13

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Thanks for the info.
 
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Reply #4 - 12. Dec 2014 at 08:57

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After reading the post in full, you will find that the Collective Agreement in 2007 is still in force. It has expired but has not been terminated. Any one employee can apply to the Fair Work Commission to have it terminated. Once terminated the BRI have to provide pay and conditions according to the Security Services Industry Award 2010.

You can however complain to the Fair Work Ombudsman if you are not receiving award rates.
 

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Reply #3 - 12. Dec 2014 at 02:51

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Could someone please tell me, in NSW, are BRI employees on an EBA or the award. I understand there was a 2007 EBA. Does it still apply or not?

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Reply #2 - 07. Dec 2014 at 15:45

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If you are working or have worked for Business Risks International Pty Limited(BRI Security) then check what you have been paid with what you should have been paid under the Security Services Award 2010.

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

If you are working or have worked for Business Risks International Pty Limited (BRI Security) 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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Reply #1 - 27. Nov 2014 at 11:43

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For the record, I called Fairwork Ombudsman, and yes, these collective agreements are still active. I called if I needed to be an employee to end these collective agreements, they said yes. If you work work for this company and wish for better pay, get off yer ass, call the Ombudsman to get advice to end it.  Better yet, do some research here on how to end it.

What it comes down to, if you are complaining about the pay and conditions you are currently on, you only have yourself to blame. You have Fairwork Australia and the forum here to help you out
 

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27. Nov 2014 at 11:42

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Collective Agreement: https://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/documents/agreements/wpa/CAEN071533701.pdf

Company web-site:
http://www.businessrisksinternational.com.au/index.php



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32.4 Full Time/Part Time Employees – rotating roster including weekends and
Public Holidays
Permanent Employees will be paid the following hourly rates of pay for all worked
performed:
Classification Annual Salary Ordinary Hourly Rate Public Holiday
Level 1 $37,000 $18.67 $37.35
Level 2 $38,250 $19.31 $38.61
Level 3 $39,750 $20.06 $40.12
Level 4 $42,000 $21.20 $42.40
Level 5 $45,500 $22.96 $45.93
32.5 Full Time/Part Time Employees – non-rotating roster
Permanent Employees will be paid the following hourly rates of pay for all worked
performed:
Classification Annual Salary Ordinary Hourly Rate Public Holiday
Level 1 $32,000 $16.15 $32.30
Level 2 $33,000 $16.66 $33.31
Level 3 $34,250 $17.29 $34.57
Level 4 $35,750 $18.04 $36.09   



Full-time For Level 1 Security Guard
     $18.95 per hour
     Common penalty rate      Rate
     Saturday - ordinary time      $28.43 (50.00%) per hour
     Sunday - ordinary time      $37.90 (100.00%) per hour
     Public holiday      $47.38 (150.00%) per hour
     Night span - other than permanent night work      $23.06 (21.70%) per hour
     Night span - permanent night work      $24.64 (30.00%) per hour


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32.6 Casual Employees – rotating roster including weekends and Public
Holidays
Casual Employees, working rotating rosters, engaged under this Agreement will be paid
the following hourly rates of pay for all worked performed.
Classification Ordinary Hourly Rate Public Holiday
Level 1 $22.41 $37.35
Level 2 $23.17 $38.61
Level 3 $24.07 $40.12
Level 4 $25.44 $42.40
Level 5 $27.56 $45.93
32.7 Casual Employees – non-rotating roster
Casual Employees, working non-rotating rosters, engaged under this Agreement will be
paid the following hourly rates of pay for all work performed:
Classification Ordinary Hourly Rate Public Holiday
Level 1 $19.38 $32.30
Level 2 $19.99 $33.31
Level 3 $20.74 $34.57
Level 4 $21.65 $36.09
Level 5 $22.41 $37.35   


Level 1 current and lawful rates:
     Casual - standard
     $23.69 (25.00%) per hour From 6am-6pm

Saturday - ordinary time      $33.16 (50.00%) per hour
     Sunday - ordinary time      $42.64 (100.00%) per hour
     Public holiday      $52.11 (150.00%) per hour
6pm-6am      Night span - other than permanent night work      $27.80 (21.70%) per hour
     Night span - permanent night work      $29.37 (30.00%) per hour
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