Wilson Security Enterprise Agreement

Wilson Security has recently come under scrutiny due to the terms of their enterprise agreement. The enterprise agreement, which sets out the terms and conditions of employment for Wilson Security employees, has been criticized for its potential to undercut employee wages and conditions.

The agreement, which was approved by the Fair Work Commission in 2018, includes a clause that allows Wilson Security to pay employees a flat rate that is lower than the award rate for the industry. The flat rate is set at $21.50 per hour, which is below the award rate of $23.74 per hour.

This means that Wilson Security employees who are covered by the enterprise agreement could potentially be paid less than their colleagues who are covered by the award, even if they are doing the same job.

In addition to the lower pay rate, the enterprise agreement also includes provisions that allow Wilson Security to reduce or remove penalty rates for working on weekends, nights, and public holidays. This could have a significant impact on the take-home pay of employees who rely on penalty rates to make ends meet.

The enterprise agreement has been criticized by unions and labor advocates, who argue that it is an attempt by Wilson Security to undercut wages and conditions in the industry. Some have also raised concerns that the agreement could lead to a race to the bottom in terms of wages and conditions, as other security companies may feel pressure to adopt similar agreements in order to remain competitive.

Despite the criticism, Wilson Security has defended the enterprise agreement, stating that it provides greater flexibility for both employees and the company. The company also notes that the agreement was approved by the Fair Work Commission after a thorough review process.

So what does all this mean for Wilson Security employees? If you are covered by the enterprise agreement, it is important to be aware of your rights and entitlements. You should also consider joining a union or speaking with a workplace advocate to ensure that your interests are being represented.

As for the wider industry, the controversy surrounding the Wilson Security enterprise agreement highlights the need for greater protections for workers. It is important for all security companies to uphold fair and decent working conditions, and for regulators to ensure that employees are not being exploited or undercut.