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WorkSafe entry report policy backfires

WorkSafe entry report policy backfires
A policy position introduced late last year by WorkSafe to make employers’ compliance information available to union officials on request has backfired. Last August, WorkSafe Victoria advised employer associations and unions that they will ... Read more
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McBurney returns to head ABCC

McBurney returns to head ABCC
Master Builders welcomes the appointment of Mr Stephen McBurney as the Commissioner of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC). Mr McBurney will begin a five-year term on 6 February 2018. The appointment of a permanent ... Read more
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Workplace Christmas parties

Workplace Christmas parties
With the festive season upon us, it is worth remembering that celebrations in the workplace must be managed properly to ensure the well being of all employees. The duty of care as defined within s.21 of the Victorian Occupational Health and ... Read more
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Site allowance increase

Site allowance increase
In accordance with Appendix C of Industry EBA 2011-2015, site allowances and project values are to be adjusted by 1.8 per cent (all groups, Melbourne CPI for preceding July to June period) commencing from 1 October 2017. This applies to ... Read more
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Updated wage bulletins now available

Updated wage bulletins now available
On 6 June 2017 the Fair Work Commission (FWC) awarded a 3.3 per cent increase to all modern Award wages, with wage-related allowances increasing proportionately. In addition, a number of Award expense-related allowances will also increase. The ... Read more
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