21 June 2012FWBC visits building sites in northern Tasmania

Inspectors from Fair Work Building & Construction (FWBC) are visiting building sites in northern Tasmania from 20 to 22 June to raise awareness of workplace rights and obligations.

FWBC Chief Executive Leigh Johns, said Fair Work Building Industry Inspectors are meeting with construction employers and employees in Smithton, Wynyard, Ulverstone, Burnie, Devonport, and Deloraine.

“It is important that employers and employees in Tasmania’s construction industry know who to turn to for information and advice on commonwealth workplace law,” said Mr Johns.

“Inspectors will be providing education and advice to the local building industry to ensure construction is carried out fairly and productively.

“Inspectors can also assist local building employers with issues such as correct record keeping, right of entry, and freedom of association.”

FWBC began operation on 1 June 2012 as the new regulator of workplace laws in the building and construction industry.

The agency is committed to supporting a balanced framework for cooperative, productive and harmonious workplace relations in the building and construction industry—to ensure that there is an environment where the industry can attract strong investment, skilled workers and deliver vital national infrastructure.

“We want to help the industry to get on with the job,” Mr Johns said.

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

Follow FWBC on twitter@fwbc_gov_au