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Questions at Work

Do I Get Paid Less Because I Come From Overseas?

ANONYMOUS I work on a plant farm. My friend at work is paid more than me. I asked my boss and he said it is because he is a citizen. Is this true?

 

I'm a Casual Worker But I Want to Be Made Permanent

Erinna asks:

I’ve been a casual here for nearly 3 years. Last year I asked my manager if I could be made permanent  They said they’d think about it but although I’ve asked a couple of times since I haven’t heard anything back. I don’t understand why not as I work pretty much the same shifts every week. It’s really important to me as my partner and I are saving for a house deposit and I probably won’t get a loan if I’m casual. Is there anything I can do?

Can Our Boss Charge Us For Breakages

R asks:

There was a thing on the noticeboard at work from the owner saying that those of us who worked last Saturday night would have our pay docked as a tray of glasses was dropped when someone slipped loading the glass washer and everything got broken. The notice said that to be fair they would divide the cost of replacing the glasses between us so one person wouldn’t have to pay for the whole lot. Can they do this? It was a busy night accident and it just doesn’t seem fair.

Member Benefits News

Member Benefits Update November 2019

Happy November, people!  This edition brings you some handy info on credit reports and how to access yours, we highlight the secretive 'Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership' and how it might impact on the Australian economy, there's still time to get tickets to the Melbourne APHEDA dinner, we have some great deals on mobile plans as well as global money transfers plus we have a Gold Class double movie pass and a food & beverage voucher to give away in our monthly competition!

Excellent exchange rates on your global money transfers

Planning your next holiday or sending money to family abroad? Transferring money overseas doesn’t have to be stressful, nor should it cost the earth. OFX can help you save money with very competitive exchange rates and $0 OFX transfer fees* exclusively through your member benefits.