November 2013 Industry Update

New arrangements for wages and entitlements

From now on, the Fair Work Ombudsman (FWO) will handle wages and entitlement matters relating to the building and construction industry.

FWO has specialist expertise dealing with these matters. As a result, FWBC will complete all of the wages and entitlement matters it has on foot, but will refer new matters to FWO.

This new approach will allow FWBC to focus on its core business of regulating industrial action, freedom of association, right of entry and discrimination.

FWO’s full contact details, including answers to the top five questions are available here. Or you can call FWO on 13 13 94.

You can call FWBC’s Hotline on 1800 003 338 for confidential advice between 7am and 7pm AEST Monday to Friday.

We value your feedback on our Industry Update. Provide feedback or tell us what you would like in your update at: publicaffairs [at] fwbc.gov.au or contact Damien O’Meara on 03 8509 3041.

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