In January 2019, the CBA announced that it was investigating the possible under-compensation of 2,500 of its current and former casual employees. To date, the CBA claims that the underpayments were an honest mistake and has vigorously rejected abc`s allegations of wage theft. But many questions about what CBA executives did and didn`t know have yet to be answered ten months later. The CBA`s 2018-2019 annual report estimated the cost of this underpayment at $22.9 million. Under the CBA`s bargaining contract, casual workers would be entitled to one and a half times to work on Saturdays, statutory holidays or from midnight to dawn; and double weather on Sundays. The spokesman said the CBA`s approach was in line with a clause in the company agreement that states: “. other provisions of this Agreement, which may apply to part-time applicants, shall apply in proportion to… A disagreement over ABC`s dismissal requests led MEAA to file a dispute with Fair Work. Source: Steven Siewert According to the CPSU report, 10 events are expected to have triggered salary reviews. These were: when ABC and the union negotiated new company agreements in 2016 and 2019, when the CBA revised the ABC PRICE in 2016, when the occasional charge was increased in November 2016 and treated as a salary increase each year over the six years. “The CBA reiterates its apologies for underpaying Flatrate Casuals,” the spokesman said. “The ABC recently renegotiated its company agreement with employees, the CPSU [Community and Public Sector Union] and the MEAA, with a focus on the termination clause, and no issues were raised during these negotiations on the ABC`s methodology.” Your ABC Corporate Agreement 2019-2022 is the legally binding document that governs your payment. It was negotiated in good faith last year by the ABC and the staff unions, ratified by the Fair Work Commission and entered into force on 29 January. Your next ABC salary increase is due during the first full payment period after October 1, 2020.
“The CBA has always tried to communicate regularly and openly with unions on this issue. There has never been any specific concern on the part of unions that casual workers were underpaid in previous collective bargaining in 2016. . .