Fair Work Act

The FW Act is the Fair Work Act 2009.

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Cathy Cato has commenced in the role of Acting Australian Building and Construction Commissioner.
28 September 2017
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The ABCC has commenced Federal Court action in the ACT alleging the CFMMEU and five officials attempted to coerce a Canberra-based civil engineering company to make an enterprise agreement with the CFMMEU.
17 April 2019
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Review of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 The formal report on the independent review of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 was tabled in Federal Parliament on Thursday 6 December, 2018.
13 December 2018
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The formal report on the independent review of the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 was tabled in Federal Parliament on Thursday 6 December, 2018.
14 December 2018
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On Tuesday 27 March 2018, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), and Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia (TCFUA) amalgamated. The new organisation is called the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU).
24 May 2018
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Commonwealth legislation The ABCC is responsible for enforcing Commonwealth workplace relations legislation in the building and construction industry. These cover things like:
19 August 2018
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Union officials do not have an automatic right to enter workplaces. The Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act) provides permit holders with a right to enter sites for particular purposes and requires that they do the following before entering a site:
19 August 2018
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Freedom of association protections give employees and contractors the right to choose whether or not to join a union or industrial association.
19 August 2018
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Australian Building and Construction Inspectors (ABC Inspectors) are appointed under the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act (BCIIP Act).
19 August 2018
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What is freedom of association?All employees and contractors have the right to join or not join a union. This is called freedom of association. A union or an employer may be breaking the law if they put pressure on workers to make a decision about joining, not joining or leaving a union.
19 August 2018

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