September 11, 2020
IBM Australia recently undertook a review of its employment conditions and determined that it contravened the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) by failing to identify that the Business Equipment Award 2010, Professional Employees Award 2010, Banking, Finance and Insurance Industry Award 2010 and Nurses Award 2010 applied to some of its employees.
IBM apologises sincerely that this error has occurred.
In May 2019, IBM notified the Fair Work Ombudsman that contraventions of awards had occurred and consequently some employees had been underpaid.
IBM has now entered into an Enforceable Undertaking with the Fair Work Ombudsman to ensure its ongoing compliance with Commonwealth workplace laws.
IBM will commit to undertake a number of activities to ensure its ongoing compliance, such as conducting independent audits, and has formally apologised to employees.
If you worked for IBM Australia during the period July 2012 to February 2020 and have queries or questions relating to your employment, please contact either:
• The hotline being operated by independent third party RightCall on 1800 572 080. This hotline can be contacted on a confidential basis or at firstname.lastname@example.org. This hotline will be operational from September 11, 2020; or
• IBM’s dedicated ‘My IBM Pay’ helpline by email email@example.com
Alternatively, contact the Fair Work Ombudsman via www.fairwork.gov.au or on 13 13 94.