Lifeblood signs an Enforceable Undertaking

Lifeblood signs an Enforceable Undertaking

In late 2016 as part of our internal review processes, Lifeblood identified we had misinterpreted who was covered by our enterprise agreements, meaning some of our people had not received the correct pay and entitlements owed to them.

As soon as we became aware of the issue, we worked very hard to address and rectify the issue, conducting a comprehensive review which determined a number of existing and former employees would receive some additional payments.

These payments, totalling $3.7 million, including superannuation, have been finalised and we would again like to take this opportunity to apologise to those impacted by these errors.

Lifeblood has been working with the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) since 2018 in relation to this historical pay issue, and has agreed an enforceable undertaking with the FWO, which recognises the proactive work Lifeblood took to uncover the problem and rectify the situation, and establishes future measures to ensure this does not happen again.

Executive Director of People and Culture, Cath Gillard said, “At Lifeblood, our people are critical to fulfilling our purpose to provide life-giving blood, plasma, transplantation and biological products for world-leading health outcomes, so we are pleased that we have been able to resolve these pay issues with our existing and former employees and note the matter is now finalised to the Fair Work Ombudsman’s satisfaction.”