I am not informed enough to comment on the rating system but suspect I know a thing or two about being exploited.
What was previously just a distant rumour about a wage fixing cartel amongst eminent architects in Melbourne now seems confirmed on many fronts :shock: - a director of one practice claims that 15 of the "top" practices exchange wage parity, one participant tells prospective staff of the existence of this at interviews, an accountant for one practice confirms that this exists, one staff member at one practice intercepted a fax (that's how long it has been going on) which stated the figures being compared between 5 practices at the time.An acquaintance who was a practice manager at a large practice confirmed that they constantly maintained parity with another large office.
Some questions - Given what is ongoing regarding Visy and Amcor, is this legal ?Should there be class action ? If this is widely known is it still exploitative when so many people (including staff) do not resist it? Would it do more damage than good to the prospects of architectural opportunity for everybody if this was proven and publicly exposed ? Should the RAIA act on this or is it complicit ?