Company under investigation

A GRAFTON-based insulation company is being investigated by the Fair Work Ombudsman after complaints from ‘multiple people’ were received.

A spokesman for the Fair Work Ombudsman identified the company as Cutting Enterprises PTY LTD trading as Power Results Insulation.

The spokesman would not provide details as to the nature and exact number of complaints, saying the matter was ‘operational’ and it was ‘not appropriate to comment further at this time’.

When contacted by The Daily Examiner yesterday, owner of the company Shane Cutting said the company stood by “every single job we’ve done”.

He declined to comment on whether there had been any breaches of industrial relations regulations and claimed ‘the media had falsely blown up this whole thing’.

Power Results Insulation was forced to axe more than 100 employees in late-February, 40 of them from Grafton, when the Federal Government pulled the pin on the Home Insulation Program.

“We employed a lot of really long-term unemployed people who will find it hard to find jobs,” Mr Cutting said in The Daily Examiner on February 24.

“Why is the Government punishing the good, honest, hard-working Australians when they should be punishing the shonky guys?”

Power Results general manager Jo Doran fronted Prime Minister Kevin Rudd in Canberra that same week about the plight of the company’s workers.

The Fair Work Ombudsman, which replaces the Workplace Ombudsman, is an independent statutory office whose roles include the investigation of complaints or suspected contraventions of workplace laws, awards and agreements and the enforcing of workplace laws.

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