SA Power Networks is ABCC`s first attempt to pass the building code in the electricity and telecommunications sectors, and if successful, tens of thousands of workers across the country will face similar cuts. If a job has a registered contract, the premium does not apply. However, the building code is an unfair violation of workers` rights. It is part of the Turnbull government`s current efforts to further reduce the wages, conditions, rights and bargaining power of Australian workers. The information and instruments are available on the Commission`s website to support an agreement. Visit an agreement for more details. Fair Work Commission publishes enterprise agreements on this website. Electricity workers who are under attack Hundreds of SA Power Networks workers are facing loss of labor rights, conditions and job security, after turnbull`s government`s construction industry regulator said they do not provide essential service. Affected employees of the company`s Construction and Maintenance Services (CaMS) division are affected. These include skilled workers who, after the devastating storm that devastated electricity to southern Australia last year, repaired the emission towers, as well as others who install the National Broadband Network`s wiring, build substations, build high-voltage power lines and install power grids for individuals.
The attack by the Australian Construction Commission comes, although Labour Minister Michaelia Cash told Parliament earlier this year that workers who provide essential services such as electricity and telecommunications would not be affected by a new construction industry law that would euthanize the rights and conditions of construction workers. For CaMS workers, this is likely to result in a reduction in job security, reduced employment rights, reduced conditions and lower wages. Consumers will also suffer from these attacks on skilled workers who install, upgrade and maintain important electricity and communication networks in South Australia. The result of this decision is that staff should be divided into two separate agreements, with different conditions. Our members have told us that they do not want two agreements that make some SAPN members less well off. The Fair Work Commission can also help employers and workers who are embarking on the „New Approaches“ program. Learn more about the new approaches on the Fair Labour Commission website. The removal of contractual clauses has reduced job security in the construction sector by increasing the number of casual and temporary jobs, reducing the ability of workers to maintain and improve wages and conditions, and making construction sites more dangerous. If you have searched and cannot reach an agreement: Registered contracts apply until they are terminated or replaced. The ABCC eventually made a decision on the exemption application and agreed to release the regulated portion of operation SAPN, but not the unregulated part of the CaMS from the activity. The ABCC told SAPN that there are 21 „non-compliant“ clauses in the current agreement that need to be removed, and there are 13 that require further investigation.
Enterprise agreements are collective agreements between employers and workers on employment conditions. The Fair Labour Commission can provide information on the process of drafting enterprise agreements, evaluate and approve agreements.