The Fair Work Commission has now rejected the SSDS applications to deny employees redundancy entitlements in all three cases, concerning the Northern Territory, NSW/ACT and Queensland contracts. Commissioner Roe has ruled that ALL employees must be paid their full redundancy entitlements.
Disappointingly SSDS has now appealed all three decisions, which unless withdrawn will be determined in due course by a Full Bench of the Commission. No dates for hearing of the appeals have been set but United Voice expects the matters will be determined before the middle of 2015.
SSDS is required to pay redundancy amounts due to employees into trust whilst the appeals are ongoing. Your union will continue to represent you in these important legal proceedings.
United Voice is the main union in defence contracting, with sole coverage of cleaning, security, grounds, catering and hospitality.