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Tuesday November 13, 2018

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CFMEU Qld Strikes Banned
Business
Friday September 30 2016

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
Business
Thursday September 29 2016

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
Business
Tuesday September 27 2016

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
Business
Thursday July 21 2016

“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
Safety
Tuesday April 19 2016

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
Safety
Monday March 7 2016

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
Business
Tuesday September 29 2015

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
Business
Monday August 31 2015

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
Business
Wednesday June 24 2015

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.