This book explains the significant changes that have occurred in the regulation regarding workplace relations in the building and construction industry.
'Workplace Relations in the Building and Construction Industryprovides an excellent road map for all industry participants to help find their way through the complexity of the new building and construction industry laws and regulations.' Wal King AO, President, Australian Constructors Association. The book explains the significant changes that have occurred in the regulation of the workplace relations in the building and construction industry in Australia over several years. The building and construction sector is the only industry to be subject to a separate legislative framework. The Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act 2005 (Cth) (BCII Act), and its own dedicated federal government agency, the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC), operating alongside the general framework for workplace relations regulation under the Workplace Relations Act 1996 (Cth) (WR Act). This book is a timely and essential guide for lawyers, project managers and human resource professionals across the building and construction industry helping them understand and grasp the intricacies of the workplace system, procedures and operations, training and compliance issues.
- Table of Contents: * Office of the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner and Office of Workplace Services * National Code of Practice for the Construction Industry * Agreement Making * Protected action and secret ballots * Dispute resolution * Union right of entry * Freedom of association, coercion and discrimination * Unfair contracts with independent contractors