Industry Update


New leadership at FWBC - Acting Director's message

As many of you would already be aware, the Australian Government has appointed former FWBC Chief Executive Leigh Johns as a Fair Work Commissioner.Leigh resigned as FWBC Chief Executive to take up the appointment and commenced his new role earlier this month. I...

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Know your worth campaign in full swing

Youth Ambassadors from FWBC have been busy talking with young people, apprentices and students across the country as part of our Know Your Worth Campaign.The Minister for Education and Workplace Relations, Bill Shorten, took part in the campaign with a visit to...

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Unpaid employee entitlements? Where to go for help

If your employer goes into liquidation or becomes bankrupt and can’t pay you the entitlements you are owed, you may be eligible for assistance through the Australian Government’s safety net scheme called the Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG).FEG replaced...

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Construction industry loses fewer days to strikes

The number of working days lost to industrial disputes in the Australian construction industry is at its lowest level in four years, Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) figures show.The latest ABS data, which measure the number of working days lost per thousand...

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FWO to tackle exploitation of workers on 457 visas

The Australian Government recently announced that it would give powers to the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) to monitor and enforce compliance with 457 visa conditions.The 457 visa is is designed to enable employers to address labour shortages by bringing in genuinely...

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Free business apps now available

Developing business, marketing and emergency plans has been made easier thanks to a suite of free tablet applications developed by the team at apps, MyBizPlan, MarketMyBiz and MyBizShield, can be accessed via iPads and Android™ tablets.One...

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Hot off the press - brochure for employees

FWBC has created a short brochure – Working in the Building and Construction Industry - about employees’ rights and responsibilities.The publication should take just a few minutes out of workers’ smoko break to read and provides basic information...

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