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Federal Senate Employment and Education Committee Inquiry into Corporate Avoidance of the Fair Work Act
20 March 2017
25 October 2020
2.03 minutes

The Health Workers Union Assistant Secretary David Eden and Research & Projects Officer Kamal Bekhazi gave evidence at the Federal Senate Inquiry into Corporate Avoidance of the Fair Work Act on the 14th March 2017. The Inquiry was held in the Conservatory Room, Mercure Ballarat Hotel and Convention Centre, Ballarat.

The Health Workers Union representatives presented evidence to the senate committee about the following areas:

  • Rural aged care providers favouring overseas VISA workers to local workers that are desperate for more hours;
  • Local Supported Residential Services facilities that understaff their centres and pay workers cash in hand and do not pay them Superannuation and other entitlements;
  • The high prevalence of Involuntary Casual and Part time employment within the Aged care and Disability sector;
  • Bullying and harassment within the health sector and the need to improve the Fair-work Act to allow unions to better represent victims of Bullying and Harassment.

The Health Workers Union will continue to represent our members at the highest level of government and will not rest until we improve the pay and work conditions of our members!

Update:

The courier has written two articles related to the evidence our representatives gave to the Senate committee into Corporate Avoidance of the Fair Work Act.

Please click on the links below to read the articles.

Ballarat's elderly and disabled endangered by shortcuts

BHS bullies "popping up" at other hospitals, says union

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