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BSCAA National Newsletter - September 2020
President's Report Welcome to the BSCAA September 2020 newsletter. There has been a lot of social media advertising of COVID-19 cleaning with some extraordinary claims.  BSCAA has been approached concerning the viability of these claims.  I would encourage BSCAA members to read the below regarding advertising guidelines and other useful links to assist with compliance when advertising COVID-19 cleaning. The Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) is part of the Australian Government Department of Health and is responsible for regulating therapeutic goods. Many of these products, such as kitchen cleaners, floor cleaners, general surface cleaners, etc., are both cleaners and disinfectants and are regulated by the TGA. Products such as antibacterial handwashes, are both cleaners and antiseptics and are also regulated by the TGA. The TGA is responsible for regulating the supply, import, export, manufacturing and advertising of therapeutic goods. The Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) contains therapeutic goods that can be lawfully supplied in Australia.  Advertising guidelines, click here; The regulatory... read more ❯
BSCAA National Newsletter - August 2020
President's Report Welcome to the BSCAA August 2020 newsletter. I hope everyone has progressed through the end of the financial year smoothly, and the transition of wage increases and contract increases has been completed successfully.  Increasing contract prices that are out of our control can be difficult to pass onto our clients.  BSCAA National would like to remind our members that a Superannuation Guarantee rate increase, which has been legislated, is set to apply from 1 July 2021 by 0.5%, and then each year after that until it reaches 12% by 1 July 2025.  It may be an idea to mention this to your clients in preparation for their 2021-2022 budgets.  It's also important to consider when pricing jobs and preparing tenders.  I am sure this will be a hot topic with the federal government during the retirement income system review.  BSCAA National, in partnership with AustralianSuper, will keep you updated,   You... read more ❯
BSCAA National Newsletter - July 2020
BSCAA National Newsletter - July 2020 President's Report The End of Financial Year is here and the work load continues.  With our obligations to ATO, wage increases and contract price reviews, we have yet another busy month ahead of us.This month I thought I would bring your attention to some important Due Dates.    BSCAA National have notified all members of the wage increase coming into effect in July and letters for BSCAA members to furnish building owners and clients advising of these increases.If you have not received your letter please contact your state representative. The FWO has released the finalised Pay Guide for the Cleaning Services Award, click here to access this now. The FWC decided to classify the awards into 3 groups due to the different dates these increase will take effect, I have listed below some of the relevant awards and due dates. 1.75 % wage increase Effective first full pay period starting... read more ❯
BSCAA National Newsletter - June 2020
President's report In the past week, we have seen some welcomed COVID-19 restrictions lifted.  As they have started to ease around Australia, many are preparing to return to the workplace. Employers are encouraged to maintain a safe workspace, should offices start to open up in compliance with state laws.Building owners are getting ready to provide COVID-19 safe offices, workplaces, retail precincts and public spaces. There will be many challenges to navigate and the new cleaning and hygiene protocols will be one of them. Here are 5 tips to consider; 1. Don’t be complacent, understand how the environment/market has changed 2. Put plans in place and move quickly, opportunity is knocking for your business to stand out 3. Communicate regularly with your clients 4. Act on the right information – there’s too much around and not all of it is accurate 5. Understand employment laws With so much information out there about techniques to kill COVID-19, we are now... read more ❯
BSCAA National Newsletter - May 2020
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BSCAA National Newsletter - April 2020
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BSCAA National Newsletter - March 2020
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BSCAA National Newsletter - February 2020
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BSCAA National Newsletter - December 2019
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BSCAA National Newsletter - November 2019
To download the full newsletter click here: BSCAA National Newsletter November 2019 BSCAA Update President's Report  "People work for money but go the extra mile for recognition, praise and rewards." --Dale Carnegie Studies show that employees perform at the top of their game just because you are recognizing, praising and rewarding them.  Each year the BSCAA hold the AustralianSuper Excellence Awards which is a great opportunity to give recognition, praise and reward. I was fortunate enough to be part of the NSW awards night and it was a spectacular event.  With 200 attendees and over 75 nominations, live band and entertaining MC, the night was a buzzing. A great event organised by Debbie Delimitros, BSCAA NSW President and National Vice President. Congratulations to all the nominees and the winners and thank you to the companies who invested the time to nominate their staff. It is one of my favourite events, I just love seeing the... read more ❯
BSCAA National Newsletter - October 2019
To download the full newsletter please click here: BSCAA National Newsletter October 2019 BSCAA Update President's Report “The strength of the team is each member. The strength of each member is the team”. - Phil Jackson The BSCAA National Board held their general meeting on 16th September in the AustralianSuper Boardroom in Melbourne. The Board were presented with an AustralianSuper update by Rose Kerlin, Group Executive, Membership. I am pleased to advise that AustralianSuper has been named the best performing super fund over the last 10 years and was one of few organisations to go before the commission without any issues. AustralianSuper is run only for members and don't pay profits or dividends to shareholders, so the money goes back into the fund. Congratulations AustralianSuper on doing a great job! The BSCAA continues to work with CAF in ensuring our members interests are represented for the furtherance of the industry, BSCAA speaks on behalf of... read more ❯
BSCAA National Newsletter - September 2019
To download the full newsletter please click here: BSCAA National Newsletter September 2019 BSCAA Update President's Report "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." – Helen Keller And in a blink August is gone and September is here! So what did August look like for the BSCAA, well it was a great month for team work, collaborations and networking.  One of the joys of being part of the BSCAA are the amazing people you get to meet and the experiences they share with you.  August was all about team work and getting things rolling and as Helen Keller said, “together we can do so much”.  Debbie Delimitros, Terry Corby and myself attend the CAF AGM in Sydney on 14 August.  The building certification program has been progressing well and CAF will begin the structure of the pre-qualification program for cleaning contractors in the coming months.  BSCAA will be working with CAF... read more ❯
BSCAA National Newsletter - August 2019
To download the full newsletter please click here: BSCAA National Newsletter August 2019 President's Report Welcome to the August 2019 Newsletter.  It has been a busy July and I am certain August will be no different. The BSCAA National Board will be holding their 2019-2021 strategy meeting on 30th August in Brisbane, prior to their general meeting in September.  Our BSCAA Vice President, Debbie Delimitros attended the CAF pre-certification meeting in July and we will also have a few BSCAA  National representatives attending the CAF AGM in Sydney on 14th August. I am excited to see the States have been busy preparing for their AustralianSuper Excellence Awards, which is an excellent opportunity to showcase your wonderful staff and your business.  It is certainly one of my favourite times of the year. This month’s newsletter certainly holds a signification amount of information for business owners including inside details of what is going on in the other states.  I... read more ❯
BSCAA National Newsletter - July 2019
To download the full newsletter please click here: BSCAA National Newsletter July 2019 2019-2021 National Board of Directors On 17 June 2019, BSCAA National held their Annual General Meeting and are excited to announce the appointment of two women in the role of National President and Vice President. Kim Puxty, former President of the BSCAA Qld division, was appointed as National President and Debbie Delimitro, the current President of the BSCAA NSW Division, as Vice President. The BSCAA National board are eager to start on the strategy planning for 2019-2021 and will be meeting in Brisbane next month. Visit the BSCAA website to view the full details of the 2019-2021 BSCAA National Board. Pay Guides From 1 July, the Cleaning and Security Service Award 2010 Pay Guides were updated to reflect to 3% and can be found here:  Cleaning Services Award 2010 [MA000022] Pay Guide   Security Services Industry Award 2010 [MA000016] Pay Guide  New National Secretariat BSCAA National is pleased to announce our new... read more ❯
Board of Directors 2019-2021 Announced
Congratulations to the new BSCAA National Board of Directors announced at the AGM yesterday (17 June 2019). Directors: Kim Puxty President Debbie Delimitros Vice-President & NSW State Representative Matthew Collings Treasurer & Tasmania State Representative Joe Kaplan Victoria State Representative Peter Rundle South Australia State Representative Lyn Whelan Western Australia State Representative Mark Nipper Queensland State Representative External Directors: George Stamas Terry Corby For more details visit:  read more ❯
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