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Welcome to the June edition of Industry Update.In this edition we highlight FWBC’s successful court outcome in Melbourne which resulted in the Federal Court  ordering the CFMEU and five officials to pay a combined $115,000 penalty for an industrial campaign...

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Vic CFMEU & officials incur $115k penalty

On 31 May 2013, the Federal Court of Australia ordered the CFMEU and five of its officials to pay penalties totaling $115,000 for an industrial campaign against construction company St Hilliers.The CFMEU and five officials admitted that they used industrial tactics...

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FWBC conducts site visits following Melbourne Stop Work Rally

The recent Stop Work Rally in Melbourne has prompted FWBC to conduct 42 educative site visits to remind workers about their rights and obligations. FWBC has received notifications from five head contractors that some of their workers may have attended the rally...

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Supreme Court finds CFMEU guilty of contempt in Grocon case

On 24 May 2013, the Victorian Supreme Court found the CFMEU guilty of five counts of contempt for failing to comply with the court’s orders to end the blockade of Grocon’s Emporium and McNab construction sites last year.Justice Cavanough ruled that...

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$2m in unpaid wages & entitlements in construction workers' pockets

 A recent milestone has been reached with $2m having been recovered in total wages and entitlements for 1528 workers comprising:$331,984.29 for 388 workers in New South Wales$536,174.17 for 592 workers in Victoria$559,494.37 for 205 workers in Queensland$255,419.33...

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The Building Code - what does it mean for you?

The FWBC website has been updated with information that contractors and subcontractors need to know about the new Building Code 2013 (Building Code).The Building Code sets out the Australian Government’s expected standards for all building contractors or...

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Queensland's Office of State Revenue targets construction industry employers

Queensland’s Office of State Revenue (OSR) is currently examining payroll tax compliance in the building and construction industry.The OSR is focusing on employers in the industry who are attempting to avoid paying payroll tax for contractors or employees...

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