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IS THERE ANY FUTURE IN THE CLEANING INDUSTRY FOR SUB-CONTRACTING?

Workplace Relations Update from Workplace Advisory Group Unless you are living in denial, 2018 was the year in which the combined forces of Government, the union and many major property owner/managers all turned against sub-contracting. We even reached a stage where the cleaning industry was accused by the Federal Government (who was elected as being

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BSCAA National Newsletter – January 2019

    To download the full newsletter please click here: January 2019 BSCAA National Newsletter   National Welcome to 2019… The BSCAA National Board of Directors would like to thank all of its members and Business Partners for their support over the past 12 months and we look forward to new and exciting ventures in

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2019

We hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year! If you have any questions the BSCAA National Office is now open. Give us a call on 1800 312 970 or email national@bscaa.com

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BSCAA National Newsletter December 2018

To download the full newsletter please click here: BSCAA National Newsletter December 2018 BSCAA Update National Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year The BSCAA National Board of Directors would like to wish everyone a Safe and Happy Christmas and New Year. The BSCAA National Office will be closed from Friday 21 December 2018 and re-open

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WHO IS REALLY A SUBCONTRACTOR?

Workplace Relations Update from Workplace Advisory Group WHO IS REALLY A SUBCONTRACTOR? For those who follow my blog or who are clients of Workplace Advisory Group, you will know that the question of what really constitutes a bona fide sub contract relationship looms large in Australian workplaces. For months now we have seen a sustained

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PROBATION, TERMINATION AND THE LINK BETWEEN THEM

Workplace Relations Update from Workplace Advisory Group PROBATION, TERMINATION AND THE LINK BETWEEN THEM Most employers in Australia believe that employees can be sacked without notice and without reason during a probation period. The task of the BSCAA is to provide members with accurate advice on industrial relations matters so this article will do just that

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BSCAA National Newsletter – November 2018

To download the full newsletter please click here: BSCAA National Newsletter November 2018   National Changes to modern awards The Fair Work Commission has varied a number of awards as part of its Modern Award Review. The changes affect rules on termination of employment and a number of other clauses. All changes apply from the first full

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BSCAA backs tougher penalties for franchising codes

The Building Service Contractors Association of Australia (BSCAA) has welcomed the ACCC’s calls for stronger penalties for franchising codes. ACCC deputy chair Mick Keogh called for changes to Australia’s Franchising Code of Conduct to better protect franchisees, in a speech delivered at the National Franchise Convention Legal Symposium in Melbourne last week. The changes included

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Industry celebrates Thank Your Cleaner day

Thank Your Cleaner Day has been celebrated around the world, with more than 20 countries taking part in the New Zealand-founded initiative. Launched in 2015 by the Building Service Contractors of New Zealand (BSCNZ), Thank Your Cleaner Day, supported by Kärcher, was held on Wednesday 17 October. The day aims to celebrate the role of professional

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BSCAA National Newsletter – October 2018

BSCAA National Newsletter – October 2018   National On behalf of all BSCAA members BSCAA National has made a submission on designing a modern Australian Business Number system. As we understand it, the government is considering: (i) Changing the ABN entitlement rules or increasing the intensity of entitlement checks before an ABN is issued (or both); and (ii) Introducing conditions so

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BSCAA National Newsletter – September 2018

BSCAA National Newsletter – September 2018   BSCAA National Representatives from BSCAA National, New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, and Tasmania recently attended the cleaning expo in Sydney. Congratulations to BSCAA NSW and all of our Business Partners who attended on excellent displays at the show. It was a great chance to catch up with

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New family and domestic violence leave entitlements

New family and domestic violence leave entitlements From 1 August 2018, modern awards will be varied to give employees access to 5 days of unpaid family and domestic violence leave each year. The leave can be taken by employees to deal with the impact of family and domestic violence. This includes (but isn’t limited to)

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BSCAA National welcomes a new Executive Director

BSCAA National welcomes a new Executive Director, Cassie Ruhe-Hodge. BSCAA National held a networking function on 27 July 2018 which was attended by members of the BSCAA National Board, State Presidents, Business Partners and Associates. This story was also covered by INCLEAN. To view it click here.  

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Victorian Education Minister calls for school cleaning audit

Victorian Education Minister James Merlino has ordered an audit into state government school cleaning contracts following reports cleaners have had their pay cut and hours reduced under the new cleaning contract reforms. Audit welcomed by industry George Stamas, president of the Building Services Contractors of Australia Association (BSCAA), said the association is in support of

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The exploitation of general and specialist cleaners working in retail chains for contracting or subcontracting cleaning companies

BSCAA National recently made a submission to The Senate for the Inquiry into the exploitation of general and specialist cleaners working in retail chains for contracting or subcontracting cleaning companies.  To view the BSCAA submission (and all other submissions on the subject) please click on the below link: The exploitation of general and specialist cleaners working

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BSCAA National Newsletter – August 2018

BSCAA National Newsletter – August 2018 – Click here to download   BSCAA National BSCAA National welcomes a new Executive Director, Cassie Ruhe-Hodge. BSCAA National held a networking function on 27 July 2018 which was attended by members of the BSCAA National Board, State Presidents, Business Partners and Associates. This story was also covered by INCLEAN.

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