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. It can be unlawful for workers to be pressured by a union or by their employer to make a decision about joining, not joining or leaving a union.
What are my responsibilities during the construction phase?
Funding entities must notify the ABCC of any alleged breaches of the of Code as soon as practicable—but not later than seven days after becoming aware of any alleged breach.
What should I do if industrial action happens on my site?
If you’re a
code covered entity
undertaking Commonwealth funded building work you must:
Requirements for engaging non-citizens and non-residents
The Code sets out particular requirements for code covered entities before they employ persons who are not Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents to undertake building work.
The Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (Code) applies the definition of building work in the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 (BCIIP Act) with two exceptions.
A Victorian building company has been issued a one-month exclusion sanction for its failure to comply with state security of payments legislation.
The Code applies to all building work being undertaken for, or on behalf of, a funding entity if the funding entity issued the expression of interest or request for tender on or after 2 December 2016.
What essential service exemptions are available?
The ABC Commissioner may grant an exemption from the Code to a building contractor or building industry participant under either section 6A or section 6B of the Code if certain conditions are satisfied.
Funding recipient responsibilities for Commonwealth funded building work.
The Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 (the Code) encourages the development of safe, healthy, fair, lawful and productive building sites for the benefit of all building industry participants.