Industry Update


Message from the Director

Welcome to the December edition of FWBC’s Industry Update.In addition to the regular updates on the agency’s activity before the Courts and the Fair Work Commission, this edition of Industry Update also contains useful information about working in hot...

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Contacting FWBC over the Christmas and New Year period

With the Christmas and New Year period fast approaching we understand that many people in the building and construction industry will be taking a well-deserved break, however FWBC will remain available to take your calls and answer your queries.While most Federal...

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Court Summary - New Cases

FWBC has filed one new matter with the Court since the last edition of Industry Update on November 27Building industry watchdog takes 23 WA workers to Federal Court (16 December 2015)FWBC has taken 23 employees of WA Water Corporation to Courts for allegedly taking...

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Court Summary - Finalised matters

Three matters have been finalised in the Courts following the previous edition of Industry Update on 27 November 2015. A summary of the outcomes are outlined below:1) Melbourne company fined for failing to pay staff (9 December 2015)Vic Metro Brick and Blocklaying...

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Summary of recent Right of Entry Permit activity

Right-of-entry permits allow union officials to enter building worksites under certain circumstances. Within the building and construction industry, holding a permit is deemed a privilege and it is important that the rules governing the use of right-of-entry permits...

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Working in the heat

There is a common misconception that when temperatures reach a certain level, all work in the construction industry shuts down. This is not the case, with conditions for working in inclement weather varying depending on the location of the project and individual...

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This information contained in this document is correct as at 18 December 2015.

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