ABC issues clarification regarding casual employees on flat rates

The ABC recently identified that some casual employees may have been underpaid.

There has been some confusion and misreporting of the situation regarding casual employees at the ABC, the broadcaster claimed on Sunday.

As stated on 10 January, the ABC recently identified that some casual employees may have been underpaid. As a result, it is currently reviewing the cases of all casual employees paid on a “flat rate” basis over the past six years.

This does not mean all of those employees have been affected.

Current and former casual employees who might be affected are being notified and the ABC is reviewing its processes to address the issue for the future.

The ABC notified the Fair Work Ombudsman of the issue and is liaising with them.

The corporation is also having discussions with the CPSU, which brought the matter to the attention of management.

It is also working with affected staff, the CPSU and the MEAA to address their concerns.

The ABC noted the error should not have occurred, and the ABC apologises to any casual employee who has been underpaid.

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