Security employees exploited, union says

One of Canberra’s biggest security firms, which guards dozens of federal and ACT government buildings, is facing multiple actions by two workplace authorities over allegations of widespread exploitation, underpayments and bullying.

Sydney-based SNP Security, which holds about $28 million in security contracts with Commonwealth agencies, is facing complaints to the Fair Work Ombudsman and WorkSafe ACT from five of its workers who claim they have been systematically overworked and underpaid for several years.

The United Voice union has also asked WorkCover ACT to investigate the company’s wider workplace practices, alleging a culture of bullying, threats and intimidation against guards who speak out.


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