24 August 2012FWBC to visit Geelong construction sites

Fair Work Building Industry Inspectors will visit construction sites around Geelong from Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 August to educate employers and workers about their workplace rights and obligations.

Fair Work Building and Construction (FWBC) Chief Executive Leigh Johns said inspectors will be in town to help ensure construction work is being undertaken fairly and productively.

“FWBC is an independent Federal Government agency committed to supporting a balanced framework for cooperative, productive and harmonious workplace relations,” Mr Johns said.

“Fair Work Building Industry Inspectors will visit around 20 sites in the Geelong region to offer education, advice and assistance on workplace relations laws.

“We provide a point of reference for employers and workers to come to us to find out what they need to about complying with the law. We stand ready to assist all building and construction industry participants.”

FWBC has offices in every Australian capital city and regularly conducts educational site visits in regional and suburban areas.

“Understanding workplace rights and obligations is as important for regional employers and employees in the building industry, as it is for those in Sydney and Melbourne,” said Mr Johns.

“FWBC is focused on providing the industry with the resources it needs to overcome problems and create higher functioning workplaces.”

Members of the building and construction industry seeking advice on their workplace rights and obligations should call the FWBC Hotline on 1800 003 338 or visit fwbc.gov.au

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