In the Commonwealth Civil Service, work rental companies run into wage filth, but workers pay a high price, with underpayment of wages paying only one. Blocked promotions, unless employees separate from the public service or sign privatized contracts, are just some of the other worrisome terms and conditions of employment. Michael West reports. Freedom of information requests have been made to the GSP to determine whether other temporary employment agencies providing occasional staff to the AAT have underpaid the staff. Information was also requested, such as the number of workers hired, the amounts spent and the names of companies that subcontract privatized contracts for the department. Retention of promotions and instruction on the first day to sign a contract appear to meet the legal standard of coercion under the Fair Work Act. Nevertheless, AAT employees said such practices are common throughout the department. An obvious explanation for these shabby practices can be found in an email from Chris Sutton, the director of human resources at AAT. It states that contractual arrangements are a means of avoiding the staffing ceilings imposed by Canberra. The most senior officers of the GSP are no longer much more independent nowadays. Sometimes I think some of the much-loved secretaries (you know who you are) have to come from a specialized liberal labour society. The employee said they phoned Launch. “I was told there was no trace of me and they had to continue investigating.
After contacting the department, they confirmed that I had been hired about them and sent me the contract. While we wait for these answers on FoI Roads, Michael West Media has asked a number of questions to the AAT Media Department. In concrete terms, taxpayers should ask themselves whether the public service is done in the public interest or whether the public service is rather regulated as random quality accounting. The career public service should include an objective and centralised public recruitment process, long-term job security, education and training, as well as career paths based on experience, independence from advice and performance (and not on conformist “merit”). It is also relevant that the AAT itself is nicely stacked with liberal “buddies” who would simply open up this type of work harassment. See New Daily, from 23 September. “Your requests for unpublished figures and/or other documents held by the AAT may be considered in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act). Details of this process, including instructions for applying under the FOI Act, are available on the AAT website. “Documents obtained by Michael West Media show that AAT casual employees hired through the temporary employment agency Launch Recruitment Pty Ltd, received only a 20% charge, not the 25% of casual loading that is legally due to them. Brilliant memory that employees need strong friends or are facing the theft of Waqe. Is it relevant that the Minister of the Public Service is, I believe, Scott Morrison? Other AAT staff members presented similar anonymous reports on the coercion of the public service. A young graduate appeared on his first day of work and received an email from hr saying he had to sign a contract with an external agency. .