WorkPac Christmas Closure Dates – Who to contact over the Christmas period

BY: Stacie Hill03/12/2020

​Need to get in touch with us over the Christmas period?WorkPac’s Business Centres are currently available via appointment only, including during the Christmas period. For any urgent matters, please call us on 1300 967 572 and your call will be directed to the nearest open Business Centre.For information on payroll processing dates over the upcoming public holidays, check out our recent blog post here.Your safety and wellbeing are paramount to the WorkPac Group. If you have a safety concern, no matter how big or small you can speak with one of our Regional Risk Managers anytime over the Christmas/New Year period using the number above. We wish you a Merry Christmas, Safety and Happy New Year. ​​

WorkPac Christmas Pay Run Guide for 2020

BY: Stacie Hill01/12/2020

​“Tis the season to be jolly” and on that note, with Christmas fast approaching, you don’t want to be left wondering when you are going to receive your pay. To help with understanding the changes to pay processing days, WorkPac has placed a message on the bottom of your pay slip advising these details. These details can also be found below. 1.Pay Processing DatesWeek Commencing Monday 21st December 2020 Please ensure WorkPac has received your approved timesheet by 10am Monday 21st December 2020 to ensure it is processed on time. All pay runs will be processed as per normal. Week Commencing Monday 28th December 2020 Due to the Boxing Day Public Holiday, pays will be delayed by 1 working day with all pay runs processed on the 31st December 2020. Please ensure you submit your approved timesheet to WorkPac by 10am Tuesday 29th December 2020 at the very latest to ensure it is processed on time. The next pay run will be Monday 4th January 2021.​2.Understand your banks processing daysPays may also be delayed further with your bank due to public holidays, so be sure to contact them to find out how they approach transferring money on public holidays.​3.Talk to your recruitment CoordinatorIf you have any concerns regarding pay over the Christmas period, please get in touch with your WorkPac representative in advance by calling 1300 967 572. To stay up to date on when your local business centre is open during the holidays, please keep an eye out for our upcoming post on all business centre hours. ​We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy new year.

Movember - making a difference in mental health and suicide prevention, prostate cancer and testicular cancer!

BY: Tracey Mesken12/11/2020

​Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends face a health crisis that isn’t being talked about. Men are dying too young. We can’t afford to stay silent. This month all across WorkPac Group we are taking action and raising awareness on Men’s Health and some of the biggest health issues being faced by men, being; prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health and suicide prevention. It’s as simple as seeing your GP and arranging a routine blood test! – We encourage you to ask about PSA testing and arrange an examination if you notice any changes as early detection can lead to better health outcomes. We are proud to promote the Movember charity and encourage all our employees to become involved with the various events being run throughout the month, such as; ‘Grow a Mo’, ‘Move for Movember’ or ‘Host a Mo-ment’ please visit the website here https://au.movember.com/about/foundationto find out more about these great fund raising and awareness programs you can become involved with.We also encourage all our employees to reach out to the professional services below if you need mental health support services;  LifeLine 13 11 14 https://www.lifeline.org.au/Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636  https://www.beyondblue.org.au/get-support/get-immediate-supportR U OK https://www.ruok.org.au/Gryphon Psychology 1800 056 076 https://gryphonpsych.com.au/portfolio-items/employee-assistance-program/FreeOn-line Risk Assessment: Please click on the link to access a free Men’s Health Prostate Risk Assessment via our partners at Maxwellplus+  - It only takes 3 minutes to complete andcould save your life  https://maxwellplus.com/risk/Additional Resources: Please also take the time to view some informative Video Links for: MentalHealth & Wellbeing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjQBuowaDKY&feature=youtu.be True NorthProstate & Testicular Cancer Program: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10u61DdJNaE&feature=youtu.be​

Congratulations to Latryce Pearse winner of our NAIDOC artwork competition

BY: Tracey Mesken10/11/2020

​Latryce Pearse a WorkPac Machine Operator at Rio Tinto Gove is the winner of the WorkPac’s inaugural National NAIDOC artwork competition. Her artwork ‘Arnhem Resilience’', illustrates how European contact challenged Indigenous people and tried to divide our communities.​The competition was a chance for talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists who are employed by the WorkPac Group to be recognised across Australia. ​JobTrail General Manager Julian Genn explained, “To help WorkPac & JobTrail celebrate NAIDOC week we invited our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees to submit artworks for the inaugural 2020 WorkPac National NAIDOC Artwork Competition.”​“The winning artist receives a $500 prize and the artwork has been used to create our 2020 WorkPac NAIDOC week shirt which will be worn by WorkPac staff across Australia.” ​“We are thrilled to congratulate our competition winner Latryce Pearse, a Machine Operator at Rio Tinto’s Gove Operations, said Mr Genn.​Latryce’s father is Yolngu from Nhulunbuy and her mother is Tahitian (French Polynesian). The local language in Nhulunbuy in Yolngu Matha. ​Ms Pearce explains “My favourite part of NAIDOC is that it gives Indigenous people the opportunity to showcase their talent from all around the country.” ​“I decided I wanted each piece of artwork to represent both sides of my Aboriginal & Polynesian heritage. ​“So I started to incorporate bright colours and traditional Indigenous symbols and patterns.​“I also love to use the acrylic pour method in some of my pieces to usually symbolise flowing rivers. ​“I get a lot of my inspiration from other Indigenous artists around Australia.”​Ms Pearce’s NAIDOC art represents how European contact challenged Indigenous people and tried to divide our communities. It shows that mother earth provided the rivers and medicine leaves to the people to provide healing and protection. Indigenous people have held it's strong culture, spirit and connection to the land and seas. "Always was Always will be" the healer and protector of the people.​Born in Nhulunbuy, Ms Pearce has also lived in Brisbane for 10 years, and Darwin for 3 years. ​“I came back home to Gove because it’s one of the best places in Australia in my opinion! ​‘I love the easy going lifestyle, I love fishing and camping, exploring the crystal clear beaches and islands. ​‘And I have a lot of family here from both sides, so I’m very lucky. ​Ms Pearce started working for WorkPac as a Machine Operator in July 2020.​She said “I love that [this job is] a new industry to what my previous roles have typically been (Admin / Accounts based) and that I’m learning a new skill!”​“I also love my roster, 4 days on 4 days off.”​NAIDOC events will be held virtually by WorkPac this year. The company will hold a national online event with guest speakers and performers.​The 2020 NADIOC theme: Always Was, Always Will Be. recognises that First Nations people have occupied and cared for this continent for over 65,000 years.​Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people were Australia’s first explorers, first navigators, first engineers, first farmers, first botanists, first scientists, first diplomats, first astronomers and first artists.​NAIDOC 2020 invites all Australians to embrace the true history of this country – a history which dates back thousands of generations.It’s about seeing, hearing, and learning the First Nations’ 65,000+ year history of this country - which is Australian history. We want all Australians to celebrate that we have the oldest continuing cultures on the planet and to recognise that our sovereignty was never ceded.​Learn more about NAIDOC https://www.naidoc.org.au/get-involved/2020-theme​​