Additional Member Benefits
In addition to your member benefits, members working in construction are entitled to the following additional benefits:
Supernnuation service provider is BUSSQ Building Super's sole focus is to provide superior retirement lifestyles for members in the building and construction industy. BUSSQ is a proft for member super fund which means fees are kept to a bare minimum. Click here to visit the BUSSQ website
CBUS is Australia’s largest super fund for the building, construction and allied industries. They invest in property projects across the country, creating jobs for all of us. Click here to visit the CBUS website
The Building Employees Redundancy Trust (BERT) provides redundancy benefits and training grants to members working in the building industy. Members can access their redundancy funds upon being made redundant or permanently leaving the building and construction industry. Click here to visit the BERT website.
INCOME PROTECTION AND PORTABLE SICK LEAVE
For most members employed under an EBA, CIPQ - Construction Income Protection Queensland - provides income protection of up to $1,000 per week for up to two years and also allws the transfer of unused sick leave to a central fund if your employment is terminated. Click here to visist the CIPQ website.
SERVICES TRADES QUEENSLAND
The Services Trades Queensland is a joint initiative between employer associations in the services trades and the Plumbers Union, created with the purpose of giving its financial contributors a competitive advantage in the marketplace through the provision of innovative proposals, needs-based requirements, leading edge solutions to training through alternative delivery systems, leadership, safety and employment.
The Board of STQ comprises of equal numbers of directors representing both the Plumbers Union (employees) and employer association groups.
The Services Trades Queensland consists of sanitary, fire and mechanical services. STQ is the only model that has proven to benefit the industry and is able to work together with the Plumbers Union and the employer association groups - MPAQ, AMCA and NFIAQ - to achieve goals for the industry. The Services Trades Queensland (STQ) commenced on 1st July 2006.The fund provides:
- extensive post-trade training;
- workplace health & safety advice;
- WH&S systems and support for contributors;
- an apprenticeship mentor;
- backflow prevention program;
- compliance program to benefit employers and employees
STQ is continuing to grow to meet the needs of the services trades and works in consultation and partnership with its RTO, the Services Trades College Australia (formerly JIST). The College provides training to the services trades sector to meet the training needs of employers and employees now and into the future.