The ABC admits that it has paid out 2,500 workers over a period of six years – and gives an apologetic apology
The ABC has issued an apologetic apology after he admitted that he & # 39; approximately 2,500 & # 39; informal employees earned too little over a period of six years – with one employee who earned no less than $ 19,000.
The controversial public broadcaster, which was supervised in 2018 during the plunder of managing director Michelle Guthrie, announced the discrepancy in a statement on Thursday.
& # 39; The ABC has recently determined that some informal employees are underpaid & # 39 ;, according to the statement.
& # 39; A detailed investigation is in progress to confirm how sanctions, allowances and taxes should have been calculated and applied in the last six years to around 2500 & # 39; permanent staff & # 39 ;.
The ABC has issued an apologetic apology after he admitted that he & # 39; approximately 2,500 & # 39; casual employees in a period of six years
The ABC said they were in the process of informing current and former temporary employees who might have been affected.
The statement also said that the ABC is reviewing its processes to address the problem for the future.
Amidst the revelations, the broadcaster apologized for the affected staff members.
& # 39; This mistake should not have been avoided, and the ABC apologizes to every accidental employee who is underpaid & # 39 ;, according to the statement.
& # 39; The ABC is actively working to remedy this for affected workers as soon as possible. & # 39;
The controversial public broadcaster, supervised in 2018 during the plunder of managing director Michelle Guthrie, announced the discrepancy in a statement on Thursday
Community and Public Sector Union (CPSU) brought the issue to the attention of the ABC management and plans to work with the relevant personnel.
In a statement released on Thursday afternoon, CPSU said that the underpayment by ABC of the staff was negligent & # 39; was and emphasized their failed approach to the treatment of non-permanent staff.
The late take-up was prompted by a continuous national audit of the ABC employment set up by the CPSU in August last year & # 39 ;, according to the statement.
& # 39; The audit has uncovered widespread problems with underpaid staff and an occasional job if they should have a steady job. & # 39;
After the audit, the trade union that found one member in the ABC News Department was underpaid by $ 19,000.
CPSU ABC Section Secretary Sinddy Ealy said it was clear that the total bill of underpaid wages would be substantial and 'comes at a time when the ABC can not afford it.'
In a statement released Thursday afternoon, CPSU said that the underpayment by ABC of the staff was negligent & # 39; was and emphasized their failed approach to the treatment of non-permanent staff (stock image)
"The magnitude of this error over so many years would be unacceptable at any workplace, let alone at our national broadcaster", said Ealy.
Ms Ealy said that the trade union has been concerned about the payment of temporary workers for years.
& # 39; In 2016, the CPSU was assured by the ABC that it paid casual employers in accordance with the terms and conditions of the ABC Staff Agreement – which is clearly not the case, & # 39; Ealy said.
& # 39; The people responsible for a mistake of this size should be held responsible, especially given their previous refusal of a problem. & # 39;
& # 39; All employees affected by this shameful situation must be provided with backlog, and many of these employees should also have permanent jobs. & # 39;
Ealy said that the inability of ABC to pay its informal employees serves as a reminder of the risks of computerization.
It is clear that the ABC has rejected the CPSU's concerns without even checking whether there was a problem, Ealy said,
Our priority now is to ensure that the occasional employees of the ABC receive all consultation they are entitled to a job and permanent jobs where appropriate. & # 39;
CPSU ABC Section Secretary Sinddy Ealy said that it was clear that the total bill of underpaid wages would be substantial and & # 39; comes at a time when the ABC can not afford it & # 39; (stock image)
The ABC said that the Fair Work Ombudsman had been informed and that the broadcaster would contact them, the CPSU and the MEAA.
The national broadcaster has suffered a few months after Ms. Guthrie ended her job on September 24, 2018, with the ABC board claiming that her & # 39; leadership style & # 39; did not meet the standard.
The incident caused a media storm and led to the resignation of former president Justine Milne.
In November, Ms. Guthrie argued that the former chairman had wrongly touched her during a dinner on the sign of November 2017.
Ms. Guthrie, who was fired halfway through a five-year term and received a benefit of $ 800,000, started legal action against the sender last month and claimed she was underpaid.