Presented by Niki Baras, and Moreno Giovannoni
Date: 1 August 2015
Time: 10 am -12:30 pm
1. Charles introduces the session
2. Jingjing introduces the presenters
3. Niki and Moreno present:
What are the concerns?
What are the reasons for the rate drop?
People have no voice – deprofessionalisation
Too much travelling/on the road
Parking the most important issue coming up all the time
History of the industry in Australia
One client – government, for community interpreting
Deprofessionalisation – use naati accredited interpreters where available
Why some Japanese interpreters charge $120/hr plus travel?
Why am I paid $800/day plus expenses for a Cains court job?
PA recommended rates: $430/day (in Melbourne magistrate court)
Happy to be here, you are the future, PA needs you.
$60/ in 1993, 22 years later with inflation, we should get $120/in 2015
Interpreters are liable, and can be sued
UNION: The Case for Change – can be downloaded online; basic entitlements
No point fighting again agencies; work with them
Union – 3 years old, 2011; Oncall Superannuation issue
Vietnamese interpreters strike in 2003
PA is not a militant union, not CFMEU
Last year rate survey, 900 responses from 2000 “Lost in Translation” good results
Working out a job (90 min) $123.00
PA talks to minister and other stakeholders
Level 2 never bother improve to level 3
Turkish group – united in northern suburbs, 50 of them; agencies didn’t follow; went back to work
ACCC approved PA to represent TIs
Submissions to gov enquries
Union is the members
Most people in PA are volunteers
PA is subsidising TIs by pharmacists/engineers
Charles thanks everyone.
PD points: 10