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BSCAA National Newsletter – October 2020

President’s Report

Welcome to the BSCAA October 2020 newsletter

October is the month of National Mental Health (NMH). This year’s theme for NMH is Mental Health Matters.

Mental Health Month is an excellent opportunity for employers to promote positive well-being in the workplace. Acceptable practices that protect and promote mental health in the workplace include;

  • implementation and enforcement of health and safety policies and procedures;
  • informing staff that support is available;
  • involving employees in decision-making, conveying a feeling of control and participation; organisational practices that support a healthy work-life balance;
  • programmes for the career development of employees; and
  • recognising and rewarding the contribution of employees.

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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 and we will get Mark to answer them for you.

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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 health and mental wellbeing during COVID and also a COVID-19 Transition Plan. 

Please contact your state office for your login details.

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Business Partner Update

The BSCAA is proud to support our National Business Partners. This month, we are showcasing one of our Platinum Business Partners, JS Hayes & Associates.

JS Hayes have been working in partnership with Cultural Choice on the development, manufacture and supply of the new Cultural Choice Range. Each dollar spent makes a direct contribution to the Cultural Choice Association, connecting corporate capacity with stronger futures for Aboriginal children.

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Industry Updates


Join National Safe Work Month and support WHS through COVID-19  Click here to read more


Updated obligations under Stage 3 and 4 Restrictions.  Click here to read more


The Security Services Award will be increasing from 1 November. BSCAA will keep members updated when the rates are released.  Click here to read more


Technical Advisory Group nominations are now open.  Click here to read more

Business Partner News

Limited Time offer for FIRST 50 BSCAA members.

Convert your Cleaning Contracts to Software in 5 days – NO FEES for 3 Months.

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State News

NSW  Click here to read more

QLD  Click here to read more

SA  Click here to read more

Tasmania Click here to read more

Victoria Click here to read more

WA Click here to read more


AustralianSuper’s investment performance for the year to 30 June 2020

We take a look at the 2020 financial year and the returns earned for members in the Balanced investment option, and Choice Income Balanced option, which both ended the year with a relatively positive result. 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.

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