This E-Alert addresses important changes to the Building and Construction General On-site Award that take effect from 1 July 2020. Both employers and employees should note the changes. Employers should ensure they are implemented from the first full pay period after 1 July 2020.
The ABCC has today commenced Federal Circuit Court action alleging the CEPU and its official Daniel Bessell acted in an improper manner and failed to comply with site occupational health and safety requirements during a visit to a Buddina construction site in Queensland in July 2018.
The June edition of Industry Update features the latest information from the ABCC, Commonwealth, state and territory initiatives for the construction industry during and post the COVID-19 pandemic, court outcomes and more.
The Federal Court has today penalised the CFMMEU and two of its officials $123,500 as a result of unlawfully coercing workers to join and pay membership fees to the union and coercing subcontractors to pay “union rates” during construction work on Melbourne University’s college site in Parkville in 2016.
I begin by acknowledging the traditional owners and custodians of country throughout Australia and the continuing connection to land, waters and community. I pay my respects to elders past, present and future.