Claim unpaid super - We'll chase up your employers - BUSSQ

Claim unpaid super - We'll chase up your employers

At BUSSQ we are committed to making sure you get the super you are entitled to from your employer. So much so, we have a dedicated team working hard to reduce non-payment and late payment of members' super.

Worried about your employer not paying your superannuation?

Our Arrears team work with unions, major contractors and employers to provide a vigilant arrears and collection process to help you get the super you've worked hard for. If you’re not comfortable with speaking to your employer, or they don’t take action to pay your outstanding superannuation, our Arrears Department may be able to help.

We can answer your questions and, if required, step you through the process of raising a complaint for unpaid super. We maintain confidentiality on your behalf, so we won’t mention your name to the employer if you don’t want us to.

If you're concerned about not being paid your full superannuation entitlements, please call us on 07 3369 1111 and ask to talk to one of our Arrears Department team members or complete and submit a Superannuation Guarantee Non-payment form online.

Arrears team success stories  

Arrears Thermometer April 2018 

BUSSQ recovers 6 months in unpaid super contributions for 11 members

In October 2014 we had a member call the BUSSQ fund office to advise that his employer hadn't paid him, or any of his co-workers', superannuation since February 2014. The Arrears team reviewed the file and made immediate contact with the employer to discuss how this matter could be finalised as quickly as possible. After several days of liaising with the employer, BUSSQ received contributions for 11 members totaling $32,000. Although this amount isn't the total amount outstanding, the employer has committed to finalising the arrears within 3 months in addition to meeting the current contributions as they fall due.

BUSSQ worked with the Unions to recover $76,125 for 64 members

In March 2014 a CFMEU delegate contacted the BUSSQ fund office on behalf of a member who authorised him to inquire about his superannuation contributions. Upon further investigation we identified this particular employer was not meeting their obligations as per the site EBA.

The Union Officials mediated with the employer and imposed a 5 day deadline to resolve the matter. After much correspondence and a detailed reconciliation of contributions dating back 12 months we recovered $76,125 for 64 members within 7 days of the initial inquiry.

We are proud that the internal processes and compliance reporting we have in place with our Union partnerships delivers results time and time again.

BUSSQ recovers 12 months worth of unpaid super contributions for 16 members

A member contacted our Arrears team in October 2013 to check up on his account and advise that he had not received a super payment for the entire year. After investigations were made, we identified another 15 members employed by XYZ Builders* who also had not received their entitlements for the same period. We were steadfast in our negotiations with this particular employer, which resulted in all 16 members being paid their 12 months worth of outstanding entitlements, plus a 10% interest charge, in January 2014!

BUSSQ recovers 4 years worth of unpaid super totalling $41,000

Four BUSSQ members employed as ABN workers went without their super contributions since 2008 because XYZ employer* told them they were not entitled to it. Upon termination in January 2012 one of these members raised the matter with the BUSSQ Arrears team and we immediately contacted the XYZ employer*. Initially, the employer refused to pay. However, after engaging our solicitors and 5 months of lengthy negotiations the XYZ employer* agreed to pay over $41,000 in outstanding super dating back to June 2008. This is an excellent outcome considering the age of the outstanding contributions.

BUSSQ recovers $1 million of unpaid super for members

In May 2012, a large employer* entered into administration leaving its workers doubtful about receiving their super. Since then we have received in excess of $1 million worth of outstanding superannuation  for our members, owed by this employer. Our team has worked diligently to reconcile and allocate amounts for more than 12 months of outstanding contributions. By working closely with the unions and major contractors it helped guarantee all our members received their entitlements.

Member thanks BUSSQ for recovering their unpaid super

We received positive feedback for recovering a members unpaid super. BUSSQ member Dan*, was really glad with the outcome and was happy to share his experience.

Dan said: “Many thanks for following through on this (unpaid super) issue. It is comforting to know that BUSSQ offers this service to its clients, eliminating those awkward moments with an employer that would otherwise occur.”

“Collecting the unpaid super from the employer appears to have been prompt and productive. The employer should now be making regular payments, but if this should happen to not be true, it is good to know that BUSSQ will be there to support and retrieve what is owing”. 

*Dan BUSSQ Member.

Note: No real names of the business and people involved have been used for privacy reasons.