When the security contract at Rockhampton Airport recently changed hands the old contractor wasn’t keen on honouring the long service provisions of two security guards who’d worked for the company continuously for seven years.
But the security guards weren't having that...
Long service leave is usually awarded after 10 years’ continuous service, but because the contractor made them redundant after seven years, they were entitled to a pro-rata payment of the leave.
After seeking some advice from United Voice, and with a bit of persistence, the two union members were able to secure pro-rata payments totalling $3000 between them.
You can never rely on your employer to initiate paying out what they owe you. It pays to stand up and speak out.