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Final Temby Report Part 4

Final Temby Report Part 4

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CHAPTER8-EXCESSIVEBENEFITS?
8.1
ThischaptetchieflydealswiththeknownsourcesofincomeavailabletoMichaelWilliamson.HoweverheisnottheonlypersonontheUnionpayrollwhoiswellpaid.Thetablebelowsetsout,withrespecttothedozenmost
highly
paidUnionofficersandemployees-ignoringonerecordedasbeingonmaternityleave-their
pay
asat30September
2010
and
12
monthslater,andthepercentageincreases.AllthisinformationistakenfromastaffandsalarieslistprovidedtousbytheUnion.Thefiguresshowtotalsalaryandallowances:Name
Position
30.09.1030.09.11
IncreaseM.WilliamsonGeneralSecretary
$315,272.82$394,675.8725%
KijacksonExecutivePresident
$173,314.00$286,976,0066%
P.MylanDeputyGeneralSecretary
$197,879.10$222,881.3613%
M.BolanoDeputyGeneralSecretary
$118,737.00$201,463.0070%
G.HayesDivisionalSecretary
$164,026.64$194,980.8819%C.
GlenDivisionalSecretary
I
$104,999.00$184,951.0076%
K.SeymourAssistantDivisional
$118,246.58$161,959.4537%
Secretary
C.
McMillanProcurementManager
$124,985,60$155,525.4224%
B.
GibsonChiefFinancial.Controller
$120~209.00$155,100.0029%
D.WilliamsonManager,Recruitmentand
$111,205,00$141,140.0027%
MarketingM.IrvineLeadOrganiser
$119)325.00$141,140.0018%
J.
Astill
AdministrationManager
$98,150,00$131,835.0034%8.2
OurunderstandingisthatMylanisnowbeingpaidonanactingbasis
in
M.Williamson'sstead,andcertainlyhehashadaveryheavyburdenuponhimoverthelastfewmonths.Partofthereason
why
Jackson,BolanoandGlenhavehadsuchlargeincreasesisbecausethesalariesandallowancespaid
in
Victoriawere,65
 
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8.68.7
8.8priortotheamalgamation,markedlylessthanthosepaidtoNewSouthWalesofficers.8.3C.Glenresignedwitheffectfrom1December2011.ShewasreplacedbyS.Miller,whoisnowpaid$174,650perannum,andwaspreviouslyemployedasanorganiseron$82,963perannum.8.4InthecaseofM.Williamson,wehavebeenmadeawareoftheprocessbywhichhissalariesandallowanceswerefixed.Thefirststepwasthataconsultantwasengaged.ShewasBethJensen,andtheminutesshowthatsheisthepartneroftheUnion'sVictorianbarrister,D.Langmead.Sherecommendedincreaseswithinarange,andthentheUnionPresidentindiscussionswiththeGeneralSecretarysethissalaryatthetopofthereconunendedrange.Inadditiontothe
$394,675.87
paidtohitnbytheUnionbywayofsalaryandallowances,WilliamsonpresumablyreceivesincomefromUnitedEdge,andperhapsalsofromImagingPartnersOnline.Theamountsarenotknowntous,becauseprivatecompaniesdonotneedtopublishaccountsortheirdividendoutcomes.OtherincomehereceiveduntilheresignedrecentlycamefromboardpositionsheheldwitheachofFirstStateSuper,SydneyWaterandtheSGECreditUnion.Wasthisadditionalincomedueandpayable
by
WilliamsontotheUnion?Asamatteroflawandgeneralpractice,theanswermustbeinthenegative.Wetakeanexamplefromindustry,Anindividualwhorunsalargemanufacturer,XLimited,
'is
alsoadirectorofYBankLimited.Incomereceivedfromthelattergoesintothepocketoftheindividual,andisnotdueandpayabletoXLimited.ShouldadifferentapproachperhapsbetakenwithrespecttoUnionbosses?TherecanbelittledoubtthatWilliamsonheldtheseextrapositionsbyreasonofhislongperiodofservice,andhisposition,withtheUnion.Further,he
is
verywellpaidandshouldhavedevotedhisentireworkingtimeandattentiontotheUnionanditsaffairs.Accordingly,andthisappliesequallytootherofficersand
66
 
employees,hecouldandshouldbeprecludedbycontractortheUnionrulesorbothfromtakinganyoutsidepositionexceptbypermissionofUnionCouncil.Andtherulescouldrequirethatanyincomereceivedthtoughholding
any
outsidepositionbepaidtotheUnion:
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8.9WerecommendthattheUnionconsidersuchachangetoUnionrules,andsuchachange
in
futureemploymentcontracts,sothatmembersdonotseepeople
»:
suchasWilliamsonprofitingpersonallyfromoutsideactivities.Havingsaidthis,werecognisetwothings.First,suchchangeswouldhavetoapplytofuturearrangements.Williamsonwasandisentitledtokeepincomefromoutsidepositionsforhimself.Secondly,suchchangeswouldplacethosewhorununions
in.
alessprivilegedpositionthanareprivatesectorbosses.WhetherthisshouldbethesituationisapolicyquestionforUnionCounciltodeliberateuponanddecide.8.10TheUnion,aswithallemployers,providessuperannuationforitsemployees.Asmallnumberofexecutivesandemployees(approximately14)aremembersoftwooldertype
<~efinedbenefits"
schemes,wherethemembersareentitledtoaspecificamountuponretirement.Theseschemes,whichatenotopentonew
I
members,wereunderfundedasat30September2011by$3,085,899andsuchshortfallisdisclosedasaliabilityofHSUeast.Theextentoftheunderfundingincreasedduringthatyear
by$1,727)838
andthisamountwastreatedasacostoftheUnionforthatyear.WehavenotinvestigatedtheUnion'soptions
in
respectofthesedefinedbenefitsfunds,butstronglyrecommendanimmediatereviewtodeterminepossibleremedialactions.Wehaveincludedthisobservation,duetoitsrelevance
:in
respectofexecutivebenefitsasthecostofthesedefinedbenefitsfundsto.theUnionhasexceeded$1.5million
in.
eachofthelasttwoyearsandonlyrelatestoarelativelysmallnumberofemployees.

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Compare the wage increases on the first page of part 4 with those of the members! http://cleansweephsu3.com/2012/07/16/... Out and out repulsive.
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Unbelievable!? What a disgrace.

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