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Cleaning contractors face more spot checks after $763,000 recovered for 1200 employees

Cleaning contractors face ongoing spot checks by the Fair Work Ombudsman again this year as it endeavours to detect and deter deliberate non-compliance with federal workplace laws. The Fair Work Ombudsman is also working with a forum of key stakeholders to ensure compliance and best practice after finding the industry is characterised by layers of

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Removal of Licencing Numbers from Advertising

The requirement for security master licence holders in the ACT to include their licence number in advertising material has now been removed following the recently passed Red Tape Reduction Legislation Amendment Act 2014 be the ACT Legislative Assembly. This means that if master licence holders advertise that they are undertaking a security activity they do no need

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Security Services Industry Award 2010 Wage Schedule effective 1 July 2014

The wage schedule for the Security Services Industry Award 2010, effective 1 July 2014 together with the letter for clients advising of the statutory increases which should be passed on to clients is now available to security members in the Members Only section.

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Cleaning Services Award 2010 Wage Schedule effective 1 July 2014

The wage schedule for the Cleaning Service Award 2010 effective 1 July 2014 is now available to all members in the Members Only section in your relevant State page. All transitional increases have now been absorbed and the rates are now common across all States and Territories. Barbara Connolly National Officer

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Commonwealth Cleaning Services Guidelines revoked

In mid 2013 the BSCAA implemented a strategy to convince the Federal Government to abolish the Commonwealth Cleaning Services Guidelines which effectively mandated Clean Start rates of pay on all Federal Government contracts. BSCAA has consistently opposed the Guidelines which artificially inflated cleaning costs by forcing Clean Start rates of pay whether contractors had agreed to Clean Start or

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AustralianSuper Excellence Awards 2013 NSW Division

The annual AustralianSuper Excellence Awards 2013 presentation luncheon will be held this year on Friday 8 November at Doltone House, Jones Bay Wharf with special guest speaker Mr Ian Kiernan AO, Chairman and Founder of Clean up Australia and Clean up the World. This event is open to all NSW / ACT cleaning and security contractors

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Workplace Health & Safety Manual Update

National harmonisation of the WHS moved the risk bar for organisations, previously held liable for contraventions, now organisations must show proactive due diligence. Failure to comply could result in criminal prosecution or a civil penalty. ‘It is no longer sufficient to know and manage your business risks, you must ensure appropriate reporting and verify and

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