Terrible hourly rate, no job security and dishonest recruitment staff
Avoid at all cost. Recruitment staff are dishonest and will say anything to get you to site. They work on commission.
They advertise above award wages when they don't and if lucky may pay 50 cents above award. The award is so low no electrican would work for it.
They have you travel long distances to sites even when other sites have work much closer. This is due to the commission they take from your hourly rate. They compete against other hays recruiting staff. They lie about hourly rate and site conditions. Which you don't find out about until your on site. They promise better pay on future sites which they don't and will never have work at.
For example was told of construction site where i would be paid eba union rate and conditions and that they will get me on site asap. I ended up on the site in question not only was it not a union site but hays had never been approached to recruit electricans for the site.
Labour hire are middle men that should not exist and profit off the worker to the tune of $30 per hour that you work. This money is the difference between you getting by and you struggling to pay bills and eat.
The Labour hire industry needs to regulated and licensed or outlawed to ensure people like hays don't erode workers pay and conditions any further.
Minimum hour rate, charge you out at $60 per hour + and pocket over half for themsevels