Industry Update


Message from the Director

Welcome to the March and April edition of FWBC’s Industry Update, covering the agency’s actions from 1 March to 30 April 2016.In this edition, our usual wrap up of FWBC’s action in the Fair Work Commission and the courts over the past two months...

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Court summary - New cases

FWBC’s busy start to the year continued into March and April, with the agency initiating proceedings against respondents in 9 matters.Landscaping firm, CFMEU alleged to have discriminated against subcontractor (7 March 2016)Landscaping firm Dig-It and the...

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Court summary - Finalised matters

Since the last issue of Industry Update, four matters have been finalised in Court. Summaries of the matters are below."Sheer thuggery": CFMEU and official fined after intimidating workersThe CFMEU and official Scott Vink have been dealt near maximum...

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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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FWBC to assess enterprise agreements for code compliance

From Wednesday 18 May 2016, any new enterprise agreements entered into by building contractors or building industry participants need to be compliant with the current Building Code 2013 in order for contractors to be eligible for work on future Commonwealth funded...

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Drug and Alcohol testing requirements under the Building Code 2013

FWBC recently received information that young workers including apprentices and second and third year tradespeople are being encouraged to take ice and methamphetamines on a private building project.While FWBC notified the relevant law enforcement and workplace...

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Contact FWO for matters related to wages and entitlements

The Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) handles all wages and entitlement matters, including those related to the building and construction industry.FWO has specialist expertise in dealing with these matters. FWO offers information, resources and dispute resolution assistance...

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This information contained in this document is correct as at 19 May 2016.

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