I am not sure if this is my fight to be honest. This not paying people saga goes back years appearing and I have a feeling the union knows about it. I am still with my old union as I have a lot of unfinished work with them.
I have been a union rep for a long time and the truth is, sometimes we are told to go softly and not go all gun blazing. It frustrates me a lot of the times but bottom line has always been as long as the members eventually get their issues resolved, in my case, get paid, then that’s the end of the matter. Unless the members are so passionate about fighting for justice which is rare.
However, once the money is safely in my pocket and I’ll pick this up with others and the union to get a feel.
Re the wrong bank details, I still think sometime entered it wrong on payroll and trying to blame me so they don’t get into trouble. But who knows, maybe someone did pocket it and it’s a known thing they are trying to cover it up? Who knows. There is no way the money is simply gone if the account they told me they used doesn’t exist, which I have proven to be the case. The turning point was really on Wed when I pressed for them to show me exactly what bank details they used to “pay me” and my boss losing it.
Or maybe they are just all simply blind and can’t check their bank balance properly.