Dear former team member,
In October 2019, Wesfarmers Industrial and Safety announced that a payroll review had identified errors in the payment of team members at Blackwoods. These errors have resulted in instances where certain allowances, entitlements and superannuation were not paid to some team members. We deeply regret this situation, and have been taking urgent action and committing significant resources to resolve the matter.
We want to assure you that our first priority is to correctly identify individuals whose pay has been affected, and to make this right by making back-payments as quickly as possible. This will include interest to ensure affected team members are fully compensated. We have engaged independent advisory firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to conduct a thorough review and assist us in rectifying the situation.
Back-payments to current team members were made in December 2019. Our focus is now on validating data and verifying underpayments affecting former team members. Once this review is completed, we will communicate directly with all former team members within the review period starting from 1 January 2010.
As it may have been some time since team members finished their employment with us, we must confirm we have full and correct contact details before we advise of any underpayment outcomes. To assist us with this, please complete the registration form with your current contact details, so we can formally notify if you are affected or not.
We must get this right, so your patience and understanding while we finalise the review and make sure we have accurate contact information is greatly appreciated. If you have questions or are filling the form on behalf of someone, please contact our Team Member Support Centre on 1800 314 579 or TeamMemberSupport@wisau.com.au.
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