The ABCC is responsible for enforcing Commonwealth workplace relations legislation in the building and construction industry. These cover things like:
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The role of the ABCC is to uphold the law and change behaviour to make the building and construction industry fair, efficient and productive.
The ABCC is responsible for the following workplace relations matters in the building and construction industry:
I am pleased to advise that the Minister for Jobs and Industrial Relations, the Hon Kelly O’Dwyer MP has announced the appointment of two new Deputy Commissioners to fill vacant roles within the ABCC.
Australian Building and Construction Inspectors (ABC Inspectors) are appointed under the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act (BCIIP Act).
This E-Alert addresses important changes to the Building and Construction General On-site Award that take effect from 1 July 2020. Both employers and employees should note the changes. Employers should ensure they are implemented from the first full pay period after 1 July 2020.
In recent correspondence from the CFMEU to the ABCC, the CFMEU raised two specific matters relating to the ABCC’s right of entry educational material.
Having considered the correspondence, the ABCC has made changes to its materials to ensure that the following matters are clear to all industry participants:
The industrial relations consultation process is currently paused due to disruptions caused by COVID-19. The process will recommence in due course.
What to expect from an ABCC Investigation
What is industrial action?
Industrial action occurs when employees refuse to perform work at all, ban the performance of all or some work, or perform work in a way that is different to the way it is usually performed, or in a way which limits the performance of work.
Industrial action can include: