CFMEU Qld Strikes Banned
Construction unionists have been temporarily banned from striking outside building sites managed by a major contractor in Brisbane.
FWBC Seeks Urgent Court Injunction to end Brisbane Disruptions
FWBC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court seeking a court injunction against the CFMEU and seven of its officials in an effort to bring an...
Report Queries Building Watchdog Methods
The ombudsman has criticised the construction industry investigator's office for breaching confidentiality of people it is examining and using questionable interviewing methods.
“Good Faith” Pay Increases Are a Breach of the Building Code
FWBC is aware that some contractors may be considering “good faith” pay rises outside the scope of their enterprise agreements.
Workplace Safety Must Reign over Union Matters
Whenever someone dies at work, a tragedy has occurred, and the victim's family, friends and community are forced to endure a terrible loss.
FWBC Starts Audits on Drug and Alcohol Testing
Last September, the Australian government introduced higher workplace safety standards for construction sites by requiring building contractors on projects funded by the Australian Government to manage...
Government Enforces Drug and Alcohol Testing On Site
Two weeks ago, the Coalition Government introduced changes to the Building Code which will make drug and alcohol testing mandatory on most Commonwealth funded projects.
FWBC Moves to Strict Building Code Enforcement Policy
Fair Work Building & Construction is responsible for investigating and prosecuting alleged instances of coercion, unprotected industrial action and freedom of association and right of entry...
Union Official Banned after Confrontation
A construction union official who was filmed abusing a building site inspector during an aggressive confrontation has lost the right to enter worksites until 2017.