Industry Update

Industry
Update

The new FWBC Industry Update is here

Welcome to the first Industry Update from your new workplace regulator for the building and construction industry.In this electronic newsletter you can expect to read about Fair Work Building & Construction’s (FWBC) latest initiatives, resources and campaigns...

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FWBC holds unions and representatives to account in Victoria

FWBC has had a busy month in the Victorian courts, with the filing of two significant legal proceedings.Both cases arose due to industrial disputes between unions and construction companies.Last Friday, FWBC filed proceedings against the CFMEU and ten of the union’s...

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Targeted industrial campaigns cost CFMEU and McDonald $250,000

The Federal Magistrates Court has handed down penalties against CFMEU WA Assistant Secretary Joe McDonald and the CFMEU in the latest of a series of costly losses for the union in the West.On 5 October 2012, Federal Magistrate Lucev imposed penalties totalling...

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Understanding your workplace rights is as easy as checking a box

The My Employment Checklist is the latest addition to FWBC’s suite of educative tools and resources to help people working in the construction industry understand their workplace rights and obligations.The My Employment Checklist provides a number of questions...

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Side deals – not worth the paper they’re written on

Industry sources are telling us that some subcontractors are risking back-payment of wages, legal action and preclusion from tendering for Government work by operating under side deals.Side deals are unregistered and informal agreements, which may contain any manner...

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FWBC promotes rights of Defence Reservists

Do you have any Defence Reservists in your workplace? FWBC has published a Fact Sheet which outlines the rights and responsibilities of Defence Reservists, and their employers, when Reservists take Defence leave from their regular jobs.Our Reservists make a vital...

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Fair Work Building Industry Inspectors – coming to Rockhampton and Wollongong this month

Fair Work Building Industry Inspectors will be in Rockhampton for most of next week and in Wollongong on 24 and 26 October to educate employers and workers about their workplace rights and obligations.FWBC has offices in every Australian capital city and makes...

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