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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) taking time to: make arrangements for their safety, or the safety of a family member attend court hearings access police services. Eligibility - This entitlement applies to all employees (including casuals) who are covered by an industry or occupation based award. Find out more - You can find more information about domestic and family violence leave and who it applies to at fairwork.gov.au Confidential information, counselling and support for people impacted by domestic and family violence is available at www.1800respect.org.au read more ❯
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.   read more ❯
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 a strong audit approach. “It’s disappointing to hear the recent media reports that there are still issues in compliance under the new contracts. BSCAA nationally supports a strong audit approach,” Stamas told INCLEAN. View the full article here.Victorian Education Minister calls for school cleaning audit read more ❯
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 in retail chains for contracting or subcontracting cleaning companies About this inquiry An inquiry into the exploitation of general and specialist cleaners working in retail chains for contracting or subcontracting cleaning companies: Inquiry home page Terms of Reference Public Hearings Government Response Senate Standing Committees on Education and Employment Committee home page   read more ❯