Industry Update

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Do you know your worth? Chief Executive's message

As Australia’s young people converged on their O-week events, Fair Work Building & Construction (FWBC) were doing our bit to help guide them through their career progression.I was excited to launch our www.knowyourworth.gov.au microsite late last...

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Knowyourworth.gov.au – the one-stop-shop for apprentices

Starting work can be a daunting time for young people, and their parents. FWBC understands that this period of change can be intimidating, so we have launched a campaign that aims to empower young people and apprentices working in Australia’s construction...

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Hiring apprentices - what you need to know

This time of year can be challenging for employers, as well as those starting out in the workforce, as bosses try to get their head around what’s involved in taking on an apprentice.An apprenticeship is a terrific opportunity for young people to gain skills...

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Quick guide to pickets and blockades

In the construction industry, a picket or blockade is the restriction of access to a building site, usually by a group of people, vehicles and/or barricades, as a means of stopping work, often to further the industrial agenda of the picketers or blockaders.There...

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FWBC audit campaign to assess 400 employers

FWBC has launched a national audit campaign to ensure employees are paid correct base rates of pay, receive pay slips and that businesses are keeping appropriate employment records.FWBC Chief Executive Leigh Johns said FWBC would audit about 400 employers in the...

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Don't be caught on the hop! Easter public holidays

As we approach the Easter break, workers in Australia’s construction industry will no doubt be looking forward to some time off.Good Friday, which falls on 29 March and Easter Monday, which falls on 1 April are public holidays in Australia.All full and part-time...

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Court dismisses appeal

Following on from last month’s article about the seriousness of misleading Commonwealth officials, the NSW District Court has upheld a previous ruling that the manager of a glazing business should be convicted, fined $3000 and ordered to enter into a good...

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