What to expect from the ABCC

Working for the ABCC has a wide range of personal and financial benefits, including competitive salary levels and 15.4% superannuation (including superannuation choice).

The ABCC offers a productive and supportive workplace that’s rewarding, enjoyable and safe for all staff.

You can read more about entitlements, conditions, development options and working arrangements below.

Entitlements and conditions

The ABCC’s Enterprise Agreement and our Section 24(1) determination provides our employees with competitive salaries and a minimum of 15.4% superannuation.

Flexible working arrangements

The ABCC is committed to providing flexible working arrangements to help our employees manage a work-life balance. The ABCC supports arrangements for flexible work conditions through:

  • access to 'flextime' for APS1–6 staff and time-in-lieu arrangements available for Executive Level staff upon negotiation with manager
  • flexible arrangements for staff with family responsibilities, including access to carer’s leave
  • negotiable part-time working hours.

Leave entitlements

The ABCC is committed to providing employees with a flexible leave package that allows access to paid and unpaid leave for a range of purposes. We’ve outlined these leave packages for you below.

Annual Leave

Employees are entitled to 20 days of paid annual leave, with part-time employees receiving a pro-rata entitlement.

Personal and Carers leave

The ABCC supports employees during times when either they or a member of their immediate family require care or support due to a personal illness, injury, or an unexpected emergency. We provide 18 days of personal or carers leave per year.

Parental Leave

The ABCC believes in supporting staff that are approaching this exciting time in their lives. Entitlements include:

  • 16 weeks’ paid leave for the primary care giver
  • four weeks’ paid leave for the supporting partner within six months of the birth of the employee’s child.

Additional unpaid leave options also apply. For more information, please refer to the ABCC’s Enterprise Agreement.

Salary packaging

Salary packaging is available to all employees, with the option to package items such as motor vehicles, fees to professional associations, airline-lounge membership, additional superannuation and more.

Learning and development opportunities

The ABCC is committed to providing opportunities for all employees to enhance their skills and qualifications through internal and external training. Staff are provided with support, opportunities and assistance to learn through:

  • internal on-the-job and off-the-job training programs
  • accredited courses for required roles
  • eLearning and online learning resources
  • individual development plans that focus on capability needs
  • department (tertiary) study schemes and professional development support
  • learning programs that partner with professional educational institutions and academic bodies
  • programs to recognise and grow talent.

Christmas closedown

All ABCC offices are closed for business from midday on the last working day before Christmas and for the days between Christmas and New Year's Day. This period is provided to employees as paid time off and is in addition to Annual Leave entitlements.

iBenefit employee benefits program

The ABCC provides staff with membership to the iBenefit program. Employees can enjoy significant savings, convenience and preferential treatment through around 400 providers and additional dining offers.

Employee assistance program (EAP)

The ABCC’s EAP provides a free and confidential counselling service for employees and their immediate family if required— available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.