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BSCAA National Newsletter - December 2020
President's report  “The end of the year brings no greater joy than the opportunity to express to you season’s greetings and good wishes. May your holidays and New Year be filled with joy.” It would be safe to say there will be a lot of people looking forward to the end of 2020.  The good news is that a new year will be here pretty soon, offering a fresh start.  Even though we have no guarantee what 2021 will bring, it would be safe to say we are all hoping for a more normal year of prosperity and good health.   During 2020 BSCAA National worked tirelessly to ensure our members were provided with industry related news, COVID-19 updates and resources needed to operate safely and compliantly.  The BSCAA has been sending all our members regular eNews packed with valuable information and links to facts and resources. BSCAA has held several webinars during the year which were well received and will undoubtedly be continuing... read more ❯
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... read more ❯
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. Click here to read full report 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. Click here to read more WeComply News We Comply is a free service to BSCAA members and... read more ❯
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 ❯
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