FWBC recovers $10k for Queanbeyan construction worker

Fair Work Building Industry Inspectors from Fair Work Building & Construction’s (FWBC) Canberra office have recovered $10,903.85 in unpaid redundancy entitlements for a formworker in Queanbeyan, NSW.

FWBC Acting Director Brian Corney said an FWBC investigation found the formworker thought he had been sacked after his employer swore at him.

“Under the Building and Construction General On-site Award 2010, redundancy provisions apply if the employee ceases to be employed for reasons other than misconduct or refusal of duty,” Mr Corney said.

“As such, the employer owed the formworker $10,903.85 in wages in lieu of notice of termination, which he voluntarily committed to pay after Fair Work Building Industry Inspectors outlined his obligations to him.”

Inspectors from FWBC’s Canberra office conducted the investigation. The Agency opened its Canberra office on 22 February 2011 which has enabled inspectors to respond to workplace relations issues in Canberra, and nearby areas such as Queanbeyan, in a timely manner.

“If you think you are being underpaid, get in touch with FWBC – we can help,” said Mr Corney.

“FWBC is the independent, standalone regulator of workplace relations laws in Australia’s construction industry.

“Our team are experts in their field and can assist you to find out how much you should be being paid.”

FWBC’s hotline, 1800 003 338, is contactable seven days a week and our website www.fwbc.gov.au also houses lots of useful resources.


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