Digonex is a leading provider of customised dynamic pricing solutions to clients in arts and entertainment, sport, attractions, cultural institutions and retail sectors. Digonex’s technology is…read more
YMCA Victoria moves to correct underpayment of aquatic facility staff
Having conducted a review of payments made to its aquatics staff, YMCA Victoria has advised that it has “identified an error in our remuneration of some staff, specifically some swimming teachers and lifeguards.”
With the aquatic sector under increased scrutiny over underpayment of staff and breaching conditions and entitlements, YMCA Victoria has taken “full responsibility” for the underpayments and committed to back-paying all current and past staff affected.
An announcement on the YMCA Victoria website states “we would never intentionally underpay our staff, and we are working through a process to ensure all affected staff are reclassified and back-paid as soon as possible.”
It adds “all affected current staff will have their classification confirmed and will receive back-pay by 30th June 2017.
“YMCA Victoria has been consulting with the relevant union, the Australian Services Union, on this matter.”
YMCA Victoria is now asking past YMCA swimming teachers and lifeguards employed from 2011 to get in touch “as they may be owed back-pay for past shifts”.
The YMCA Staff Agreement 2015 was negotiated with the Australian Services Union, and approved by the Fair Work Commission.
Since that time, the Australian Workers Union has backed the formation of a new union, the Swim Instructors Association (SIA).
The SIA acknowledged the YMCA’s move as “a positive step” and called on swimming teachers and lifeguards “to come together to ensure the larger collective can be represented properly”.
If you believe you are affected or for more information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
26th April 2017 - ASSA LOOKS TO GLOBALISE THE SWIM SCHOOL INDUSTRY
11th March 2017 - SECURITY GUARDS PAID ILLEGALLY AT NATIONAL GALLERY OF VICTORIA
29th December 2016 - PAUL SADLER SWIMLAND FORCED TO TAKE ACTION ON STAFF UNDERPAYMENTS
11th December 2016 - UNION LAUNCHED FOR SWIMMING TEACHERS AND LIFEGUARDS
16th September 2016 - YMCA AUSTRALIA ISSUES PUBLIC APOLOGY TO PAST VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE
20th December 2015 - FAIR WORK OMBUDSMAN ORDERS LAUNCESTON FITNESS CLUB OWNER TO COMPENSATE INSTRUCTOR
Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?
The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.
However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.
Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.
Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.
Click here to subscribe.
The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.
SLE Worldwide Australia is a Managing General Underwriter specialising in insuring risks in the world of Sports, Leisure and Entertainment. Be it relaxing, playing, organising or watching sports,…read more
NovoFit is an exciting and dynamic new company born from two of Australia’s leading commercial fitness equipment suppliers. NovoFit combines over 45 years of industry expertise, delivering state…read more
Solar Pool Heating & Swimming Pool Covers since 1974. Sunbather offer an Australian made product which undergoes continual development to enable you to trust in the Sunbather brand. We deliver a…read more
SGL is an innovative and progressive lifestyle, leisure and community consulting practice, operated by Phillip Gray and active since 1988. SGL has undertaken an extensive range of sport,…read more
Also at 3 Squill Place, Arndell Park NSW 2148 ATS are global leaders in altitude training and research. From mask systems and inflatable tents to simulated altitude facilities, we help…read more
Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…read more
PathMinder Pty Ltd have partnered with AllUser Industries srl to bring Europe’s most advanced high security portals to the Australian and New Zealand markets. AllUser Industries started to…read more
get listed with our suppliers directory
Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!