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- Master Builders Backs Proposed Crackdown On Fraudulent Phoenix Companies
Master Builders Australia welcomes Productivity Commission proposed recommendations to crack down on the use of phoenix companies where firms which have failed are resurrected in a new corporate form to avoid debts and employee entitlements.
Posted 06 July 2015
- Master Builders supports membersâ€™ breaking silence
Union members tore up their membership cards at a protest in Dickson today. More than 50 construction workers, including eight formwork companies and their employees, protested outside of the ACT CFMEU’s offices against union attempts to force them out of work.
“Our members reported that union officials had been on sites over the past two weeks telling these small businesses that they were no longer allowed to work in the ACT and that their workers had to apply for jobs with larger formwork operators with union EBA’s,” Executive Director of the MBA ACT, Kirk Coningham, said.
Posted 03 July 2015
- ACT community the big winner with the announcement of the new Building Regulation Advisory Committee
The Master Builders Association of the ACT has welcomed Chief Minister Andrew Barr’s announcement yesterday that the ACT Government will establish a new Building Regulation Advisory Committee to ensure industry views are considered in proposed changes to regulations affecting the construction industry.
This initiative was one of six key recommendations by Master Builders ACT in the Building Quality Policy released on 1 May 2015.
Posted 03 July 2015
- FWBC has launched court action against the CFMEU in the ACT
Reports that FWBC has initiated legal action against the ACT branch of the CFMEU over allegations that the CFMEU’s ACT Secretary Dean Hall and seven union officials breached the law 18 times on a Canberra building site.
Posted 30 June 2015
- Master Builders Backs Stand Against Union Aggression Against Women On Building Sites
Master Builders Australia welcomes the stand taken in the Parliament against the CFEMU’s aggression against women by the Minister for Women, Senator Hon. Michaelia Cash.
Posted 29 June 2015