Additional Member Benefits

In addition to your member benefits, members working in construction are entitled to the following additional benefits:

SUPERANNUATION

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 - Built by workers, for workers

Cbus is the leading Industry Super Fund for the building, construction and allied industries.

As one of Australia’s largest super funds, we provide superannuation and income stream accounts to more than 755,000 members and we manage over $43 billion of our members’ money (as at 31 December 2017). Our members include workers and retirees, their families and employers.

Cbus is a significant investor in the Australian economy. We continue to grow our investment in both infrastructure and property assets in Australia and overseas. Our property development subsidiary company, Cbus Property Pty Ltd  provides a unique opportunity to build commercial and residential property across the country and create jobs for our members.

Our members and employer interests are represented on the Cbus board through our sponsoring organisations.  Our sponsoring organisations have equal representation on our board and are sourced from unions including the CFMEU, AMWU, AWU, PTEU, ACTU and ETU and employer associations, the MBA.

At Cbus, we’re driven to maximise returns to members, and not to profit shareholders.

Our members are the foundation and future of our fund. They trust us to invest wisely, providing insurance for financial protection during their working lives while creating financial security for their retirement.

We actively support and contribute to a sustainable and growing industry and we are committed to inclusion, transparency and accountability in the way we work.

While we’re the leading super provider for people from all occupations in the construction, building and allied industries, everyone is welcome.

For more information on Cbus, visit https://www.cbussuper.com.au/

Cbus’ Trustee: United Super Pty Ltd 46 006 261 623 AFSL 233792 Cbus ABN 75 493 363 262.

Read the relevant Cbus Product Disclosure Statement to decide whether Cbus is right for you.  Call 1300 361 784 or visit www.cbussuper.com.au for a copy

REDUNDANCY

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.

Click here to visit the Services Trades Queensland website