Western Power recently determined that it contravened the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) by failing to correctly apply the flexibility agreement provisions in the Western Power and Australian Services Union Enterprise Agreement 2017 and previous agreements.
In August 2019, Western Power formally self-reported to the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) that contraventions of Agreements had occurred and consequently some employees on Individual Agreements or Flexibility Agreements had been underpaid.
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Western Power has now entered into an Enforceable Undertaking with the FWO to ensure its ongoing compliance with Commonwealth workplace laws.
Western Power will, as a result of the Enforceable Undertaking, undertake several activities to ensure its ongoing compliance such as, conducting three independent audits and formally apologising to individual employees.
Western Power expresses its sincerest regrets and apologises for these contraventions.
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If you worked for Western Power on an Individual or Flexible Agreement during the period August 2013 to September 2019 and have queries or questions relating to your employment, please contact Western Power directly on 1800 450 066 or email them.
This contact will be on a confidential basis if required.
Alternatively, anyone can contact the FWO via fairwork.gov.au or on 13 13 94 or the Australian Services Union WA Branch.