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Australian Red Cross moves third party fundraising to an employment model

Organisation moves to employment model.

CORRECTION: In the original headline, we incorrectly stated that the Australian Red Cross will no longer have third party fundraising. To clarify, the Australian Red Cross will still have third party fundraising; however, this will be operated as an employment model.

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 the organisations’ 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 them 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,” Morris said.

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