Industry Update


Message from the Director

Welcome to the latest Industry Update.  FWBC is incredibly busy, with 140 active investigations across the country.The majority of the allegations related to Right of Entry breaches (42%) followed by unlawful industrial action (25%) and coercion (20%).Queensland...

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Even with an invite you can still be a gatecrasher

Federal union officials who enter a construction site to assist a workplace Health and Safety Representative under State or Territory OHS laws must comply with the Fair Work Act, including by holding a Federal entry permit.The right for a workplace Health and Safety...

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Former CFMEU organiser fined for obstructing FWBC investigator

Obstructing a Commonwealth public official such as a FWBC investigator has serious consequences.A former CFMEU organiser was recently convicted and fined $1000 for obstructing an FWBC investigator at the site of the New Children’s Hospital in Perth.It was...

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Rally around the rally rules

FWBC has opened investigations into both employers and workers as a result of recent rallies.Workers must get permission from their employer before leaving work to attend rallies, or risk breaking workplace laws and being brought before the courts.Employers and...

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Enterprise agreements are a right not a requirement

FWBC has received reports of people being told they need an enterprise agreement to operate on sites.This is not correct. Employers and employees have the right to make an enterprise agreement but it is not a requirement.Employers can pay employees under the award...

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FWBC courts wrap-up

CFMEU’s National Secretary Dave Noonan facing court after children’s hospital blockade FWBC is alleging Dave Noonan, Joseph McDonald, Mick Buchan and Tawa Harris organised and controlled a blockade at the $1.2 billion New Children’s Hospital...

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