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Red Cross supports wage-based fundraising model

Thursday 16 November 2017

Australian Red Cross has moved all of its third party fundraising to an employment model.

This will ensure all face-to-face and door-to-door fundraisers working on our behalf receive at least the minimum wage and other legal entitlements – rather than working on a solely commission basis.

Since July, Red Cross has only worked with agencies that allow us to engage their fundraising staff as employees.

“We wanted to make doubly sure that people who raise funds for our life-changing work get a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work,” said Kerren Morris, Head of Income Growth and Innovation.

“In addition to guaranteeing workers’ legal entitlements, we’re also asking third party agencies to ensure the health, safety and welfare of employees and the highest standards of behaviour in all their dealings.

“We are always reviewing what we do and how we do it, we believe this is a step in the right direction,” Ms Morris concluded.

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Kylie Johnson, 0466 464 695 or kjohnson@redcross.org.au

 

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