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BSCAA National Newsletter – November 2020

President’s report

Welcome to the BSCAA November 2020 newsletter

With National Safety month October at an end, BSCAA congratulates members for their efforts in promoting continual improvement in safety and health at your workplace.

Workplaces have had to quickly adapt their practices and procedures to reduce the WHS risks arising from COVID-19 and to manage the psychological effects of the pandemic on workers. 

BSCAA held an Insurance & Mental Health and Wellbeing Webinar on 27 October, in partnership with AustralianSuper.  Our presenters were from TAL Life Insurance and Superfriend.   If you were unable to attend, you will find further details on the Webinar in the Newsletter.  Thank you to everyone who was able to participate, and we hope that you enjoyed the session.

11 November is Remembrance Day.  Each year on this day, Australians observe one minute’s silence at 11 am, in memory of those who died or suffered in all wars and armed conflicts.

By observing one minute’s silence, we pay tribute to the men and women who have served and are still serving in our defence forces and remember those who have died or suffered in conflicts, wars and peacekeeping operations. 

Although Remembrance Day is different this year, the Australian War Memorial’s website includes different ways to help us commemorate wherever we are – at home, school or work.  

https://www.awm.gov.au/commemoration/WeRememberThem

In Qld, the Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has won a third term in office, declaring victory for her party and entering the history books as a Labour legend after being rewarded by voters for her handling of the coronavirus pandemic.  This will be Labor’s first four-year fixed term in power.

Ms Palaszczuk will be the longest-serving Australian female head of government by mid-2021 and the longest-serving Labour premier in the state since World War II by mid-2024.

She has made history by becoming the first woman to win three elections in Australian history.  It was also the first time in the state’s history that two women battled for the premiership.

As always, stay safe and please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or ideas.  We would love to hear from you.

Webinar Wrap-up

In partnership with AustralianSuper, the BSCAA held a webinar with representatives from TAL Life Insurance and Superfriend.

Stuart and Achala from TAL Life Insurance discussed how TAL supports AustralianSuper members through the claim process and what rehabilitation services are available and how they work.

Emma from Superfriend spoke about all things workplace mental health and the importance of self care.

If you missed the webinar, click here to watch it now. 

For copies of the PowerPoint presentations, click on the links below:

For more information on what TAL Life Insurance offers AustralianSuper members, please see below helpful links:

Industrial Relations Update

This update has been provided by Mark Diamond from Workplace Advisory Group.

If you have any IR queries, please email them to national@bscaa.com and we will get Mark to answer them for you.

Click here to read more

WeComply News

We Comply is a free service to BSCAA members and contains a full suite of Human Resources and Workplace Health and Safety Policies, Work Method Statements and Procedure templates.

New documents and information have recently been added in relation to Indigenous Employment and a Local Jobs First Policy and Procedure.

Please contact your state office for your login details.

Click here to log into WeComply

Business Partner Update

The BSCAA is proud to support our National Business Partners. This month, one of our Platinum Business Partners, EBM has provided up with an COVID19 insurance update. Click here to read more

Industry Updates

AUSTRALIANSUPER WINS SUPER FUND OF THE YEAR 2020

The BSCAA would like to congratulate AustralianSuper for winning Super Fund of the Year 2020 at Super Review’s Super Fund of the Year Awards. Click here to read more

VICTORIA’S COVID RESTRICTION LEVELS

Stay up to date with the easing of restrictions. Click here to read more

QUEENSLAND’S ROADMAP TO EASING RESTRICTIONS

Stay up to date with the easing of restrictions. Click here to read more

NSW ROADMAP TO COVID RECOVERY

Stay up to date with the easing of restrictions. Click here to read more

TASMANIA’S ROADMAP TO RECOVERY

Stay up to date with the easing of restrictions. Click here to read more

SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S COVID-19 RESPONSE

Stay up to date with the easing of restrictions. Click here to read more

WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S COVID-19 ROADMAP

Stay up to date with the easing of restrictions. Click here to read more

NORTHERN TERRITORY’S ROADMAP TO THE NEW NORMAL

Stay up to date with the easing of restrictions. Click here to read more

Business Partner Update

The BSCAA is proud to support our National Business Partners. This month, one of our Platinum Business Partners, Tennant are celebrating 150 years in business. Click here to read more

State News

NSW bscaansw@bscaa.com Click here to read more

QLD bscaaqld@bscaa.com Click here to read more

SA bscaasa@bscaa.com Click here to read more

Tasmania bscaatas@bscaa.com Click here to read more

Victoria bscaavic@bscaa.com   Click here to read more

WA bscaawa@bscaa.com   Click here to read more

Superannuation

Want to grow your super? The government co-contribution may help Click here to read more

AustralianSuper Federal Budget update

Here’s a snapshot of what the Federal Budget 2020 means for your super and retirement. Click here to read more

Online Training

The BSCAA cleaning courses provide a comprehensive education pathway for the cleaning industry. The courses are packed with valuable information providing real opportunities for cleaning and hospitality staff to develop new skills.

For information on how the BSCAA cleaning courses can lead to a Certificate III in cleaning: Cert III in Cleaning Operations Pathways.