EBA a great deal - Make sure you're on it

Our union has a strong record of delivering for members in enterprise bargaining agreements (EBAs). By being organised and united, we have maintained top pay rates, good redundancy and superannuation benefits and an RDO calendar that is the envy of the rest of the workforce.

The proposed four year (2011-2015) agreement endorsed at mass meetings on July 13 is another great deal for CFMEU members.

Through site meetings and a survey we asked you what you wanted. Your feedback was used to draw up our claim and the two most commonly raised issues – a greater spread of RDOs and all overtime being paid at double time – have certainly been addressed.

Construction workers deserve a fair deal that rewards your hard work and helps you deal with rising living costs. This agreement does this and I am proud to recommend it for your endorsement.

Your job is to make sure your boss signs the EBA and locks in your wages and conditions for the next four years.

Bill Oliver, State Secretary