CERTIS Security Australia, the Canberra Airport’s security contractor, has hit back at the United Workers Union saying its claims are unfounded after it accused Certis of docking the pay of employees who couldn’t get to work during the bushfires.
A Certis Security spokesperson says the allegations that Certis Security Australia docked the pay of employees who were not able to attend work at Canberra Airport due to bushfires, and those who went home to check on their properties, are unfounded.
“One employee chose not to attend work despite having an alternative travel route available,” the spokesperson says.
“It was suggested to the employee to take a paid day of annual leave, which the employee chose not to do and did not turn up for their shift. A second employee left Canberra Airport to check on their property, and then returned to work. This employee will be paid as normal.
“Certis Security Australia is committed to working with our employees to reach practical solutions when faced with challenging circumstances such as the recent bushfires.”