The Victorian construction industry agreement achieves good outcomes for workers and the industry and demonstrates how a cooperative approach between unions and employers can strengthen the industry during the coronavirus crisis, says the CFMEU National Construction Division.
The national construction regulator, the ABCC, has failed to investigate death threats made against a South Australian CFMEU delegate and his family in the latest shocking example of the regulator’s refusal to police rogue builders.
The construction regulator, the ABCC, failed to prosecute a single labour hire company over wage theft despite their own investigation revealing 80% of employers in the sector were in breach of workplace laws.
Skills shortages in trades and the drop in national apprentice numbers are a direct result of rules imposed by the Morrison Government and will be worsened by legislation which will end union funding to apprentice training programs, warns the CFMEU National Construction Division.
The CFMEU National Construction Division has slammed the Federal Government for using the coronavirus crisis to betray workers by giving employers new powers to cut wages and conditions with only 24-hours notice.
The CFMEU National Construction division is calling for the expansion of the wage subsidy scheme to include workers in the building and construction industry who would be excluded under current rules, warning that many workers will miss out unless the scheme is changed.
The CFMEU National Construction Division is calling on builders to adhere to the enhanced health and safety and hygiene practices that are necessary to combat the spread of coronavirus, as some union members report workplaces that are failing to properly comply.