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Date PostedSeptember 1, 2016

Construction Giant Could Be Barred from Public Projects

infrastructure projectA company that discriminated against a contractor for  not having a union agreement is facing a harsh and rare sanction if the federal watchdog decides to go ahead with a 12 public project ban.

One of the biggest building firms in the country is facing a ban from government funded projects for refusing to engage a tiling business on a Brisbane project because it did not have a workplace agreement in place with the CFMEU.

The construction firm operates in every Australian state, employing over 1300 staff members.

Last month it was ordered to pay penalties of $26,000 due to the incident.

The construction watchdog said subcontractors should not be disadvantaged because their enterprise agreement is not endorsed by a particular union or industry organisation. The judge described this as blatant discrimination.


Read more at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace-relations/construction-giant-facing-rare-ban-from-public-projects-20160817-gquc3h.html

Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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