Using the ABCC’s Model Clauses will help you ensure that you comply with the Building Code 2016 (the 2016 Code). You could be breaching the Code if you do not ensure that your subcontractors are Code compliant on Commonwealth funded building work.
The Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane has found Forest Meiers Construction liable to pay $200,000 in compensation for taking adverse action and discriminating against a tiling subcontractor because they did not have an enterprise agreement with the CFMMEU.
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The ABCC has commenced Federal Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and its official Grant Harradine, alleging they organised unlawful industrial action on four consecutive days in a bid to pressure subcontractor, PJ Walsh, to sign a CFMMEU enterprise agreement at the Townsville Stadium site.
The ABCC commenced Federal Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and its official Grant Harradine, alleging they organised unlawful industrial action on four consecutive days in a bid to pressure subcontractor, PJ Walsh, to sign a CFMMEU enterprise agreement at the Townsville Stadium site.
Picketing of building sites or ancillary sites is unlawful if the picket satisfies both of the following two criteria.First—if the picket involves any of the following:
The ABCC* took court action against the plumbing division of the CEPU after a Bendigo-based plumbing company alleged it had been threatened with exclusion from a number of local construction projects unless it signed an enterprise agreement with the union.
What is collusive tendering?
Collusive tendering refers to when two or more competitors cooperate to undermine the competitive tendering process in order to gain an unfair advantage.
A code covered entity must not engage in collusive tendering practices.
Collusive tendering practices include:
The ABCC* brought proceedings against the CFMEU and its officials (including Assistant Secretaries Jade Ingham and Kane Pearson) for shutting down two major construction sites in Queensland, as part of a prolonged campaign to force the sites’ head contractors into signing an enterprise agreement.
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