23 February 2017 Application of new Code requirements for enterprise agreements

Contractors seeking to undertake Commonwealth funded building work have greater clarity with respect to the impact of their enterprise agreements following amendments to the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016.

As many building industry participants would be aware, amendments were made to the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 with respect to the transition period for enterprise agreement content.

The Code amendments align the 2016 Code with those amendments and provide transitional exemptions to assist building contractors with the transition to compliance. For full details see the fact sheet.

In coming days, the ABCC will introduce a two-step assessment process and detailed guidance material to enable building industry participants to undertake a preliminary review of their enterprise agreement before submitting it to the ABCC for consideration.

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