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    Default Current work place selling to someone else

    When your work place sells up and a new company has bought, is the new company obligated to keep our current pay scale or can they use theirs which by searching is less per hour than what we currently get by a couple of dollars which will affect many of us on a budget.

    We will be moving over to new company in 3 months time if all goes to plan.

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    Default Current work place selling to someone else

    Are you or anyone else in the union? Contact them ASAP.

    I have a little experience with this. Our facilty was taken over several years ago. We kept our current arrangements but all new staff were on the new pay scale.

    Another facility nearby tried to cut wages and entitlements under a new contract when changing owners, the nurses association or hsu (can't remember) took it to fair work commission and the staff kept their current entitlements as well, after a fight. (Eta: turns out it was the same management using a different name, sneaky).

    Good luck with it! Changing owners is a pita, our job is hard enough without getting paid less as well.
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    I think it depends. Where I work recently got bought out. Everything including the staff was bought. We were advised our pay and all of our benefits remain the same. So... depends on what was signed would be my guess.

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    When we were sold everything remained the same. Except they're now wielding a very large axe and chopping everyone

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    Speak with your payroll person, or your union. Most places are required to maintain all the pay scales and the workers entitlements, re super, sick leave, and long service leave. There should be a clause for changing owners, and the new owners should be obliged to not disadvantage employees. I would not wait and see what happens, but I would act now, and check out the details. marie.

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    All our leave etc will be transferred over thankfully but will also take some getting used to because its different pay days to our current one so will have to try and put some money away to make up for less money on our first pay from new company. But hard to do that though when I am saving for other things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wise Enough View Post
    When we were sold everything remained the same. Except they're now wielding a very large axe and chopping everyone
    Yup this is what happened at my work. I think the only reason I didn't get chopped was because I was on mat leave and forgotten about! 80% of the office is now gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Yup this is what happened at my work. I think the only reason I didn't get chopped was because I was on mat leave and forgotten about! 80% of the office is now gone.
    Maybe that will happen with me hehehe...

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    Yup. They do have to keep the status quo, Google transfer of business or check out the fair work website

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    Print out any important emails stored or forward them onto your home address. I was on mat leave and lost everything when they changed emails


 

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