About work

In this section you can find out about the wages and conditions that apply to your work.  Awards contain conditions fought for and won by workers through their union.  Always insist on your award conditions being respected.  The Award provides a safety net of minimum wages and conditions for workers including the award hourly rate and information pertaining to annual leave, sick leave, long service leave etc.

Collective agreements (EBAs) can build on the Award to provide improvements in wages and conditions, but they can also be used by employers to remove important conditions!  It is essential that you seek advice and representation from the CFMEU when an agreement is being negotiated - only the union can achieve the best outcome.

Remember that the only way to get improvements on the job is to remain an active, financial member of your union.