QLeave administers the portable long service leave scheme for workers and employers in the building and construction industry in Queensland.
The scheme allows workers to accrue long service leave benefits for eligible work performed, in the building and construction industry, regardless of the number of employers they have.
From 1 January 2009, a cap of $1,400 per week (reviewed annually) applies to all claims paid by QLeave.
Claim payment capping is necessary to ensure the long-term viability of the portable long service leave scheme. Capping applies to both employer and worker claims.
or call 1800 803 491
for further information.CIPQ
Construction Income Protection Queensland - CIPQ commenced on the 1st March 2001 to provide income protection and portability of sick leave benefits for workers in the building and construction industry.
The benefits payable by the Fund provide members an income whilst off work due to long-term illness or injury for up to 104 weeks. It will also allow members to utilize untaken sick leave that previously was forfeited when the employee left employment. It also provides top-up workers compensation payments after twenty-six weeks.
Cover is available to Building Workers, White Collar Workers and Self Employed.
Brochures, Application Forms and Claim Forms for all products are available for viewing and printing on the web. Go to www.cipq.com.au
or call 1300 261114.BERT
The Building Employees Redundancy Trust (BERT) is a redundancy Trust that provides redundancy benefits, training grants and welfare benefits for members in the Queensland building and construction industry.
Benefits paid from the Fund help provide members and their families with financial assistance in the event of ceasing employment because of redundancy, or relief from financial burdens in the event of a member's death or disability.
For more information visit the BERT website.
The Building Unions Superannuation Scheme (Queensland)
BUSSQ is a superannuation scheme designed specifically for workers engaged in the Building and Construction Industry.
BUSS(Q) aims to provide a superior retirement lifestyle for members through the consistent delivery of security of investment across itssuperannuation products with optimum returns and a culture focused on servicing its membership.
BUSS(Q) is a profit for members Superannuation Fund which means fees are kept to a minimum, no commissions are paid to any person torecommend BUSS(Q).
With over 20 years providing superannuation to the Queensland building and construction industry BUSS(Q) is well placed to assist you to reachyour retirement goals.
BUSS(Q) has consistently outperformed all other similar industry funds, ensuring the best possible future for CEPU Plumbing members. The officialweb site for BUSS(Q) is located at www.bussq.com.auSTQServices Trades Queensland (STQ)
Employers operating under a Union Collective Agreement between with the Plumbers Union Qld will automatically become part of Services Trades Queensland (STQ). This exciting innovation in the major commercial marketplace will improve work and business alike for employees and employers.
The collaborative approach between employers, employee and the Union was founded on the idea of common need in the services trades (plumbing, air conditioning and fire protection). As an employer, if your workforce does not possess the right skills mix, then you cannot hope to create a sustainable future for your company in the marketplace. As an employee of a company, you are seeking job security, better wages, improved conditions and job fulfilment.
STQ is about improving skill levels and improving productivity which ultimately rewards both employers and employees by creating greater job security, better conditions and a more successful business.
For more information visit the STQ website.
- Training Schedule SEQ
- Training Schedule NQ
- Apprentice Support Officer
- Workplace Health and Safety Officer
- Employment Register
- Mobile Training Resource/Promotional Vehicle
- Unemployment Policy
- AG601 Update
- Asbestos Removal
- Backflow Prevention
- Backflow Revalidation
- Basic Computer
- Boom lift/EWP
- Butt Welding
- Computer Aided Drafting
- Confined Space
- Contract Management
- Diploma of Management
- Diploma of Project Management
- Domestic and Residential Sprinklers
- Electrofusion Welding
- First Aid
- General Safety Induction
- Low Voltage Rescue
- Materials and Personnel Hoist
- Plan Reading
- Rehabilitation & Return to Work Thermostatic Mixing Valves
- Time Management
- Traffic Controller
- Working at Heights
- Scissor lift
- Solar Hot Water
- Test & Tag
Joint Industry Services Training
JIST is a not-for profit industry owned and operated registered training organisation. JIST is the preferred training provider for the ServicesIndustry and brings together key players, comprising the Plumbers Union Qld, The Hydraulic Contractors Association, the National Fire Industry Association (Qld) and the Air-Conditioning and Mechanical Contractors Association (Qld) into one organisation to focus on the training needs of the Services Industry. JIST, in partnership with the Services Trades Industry Fund consults closely with employees, employers, unions, and employer organisations to ensure the training is relevant, up-to-date and provides value for money.
JIST encourages individuals to achieve the highest level of skill and knowledge possible in their chosen vocational area, therefore resulting inimproved self-esteem, personal growth, employment opportunities, safety in the workplace and quality of life.
Our success can best be demonstrated by the fact that 97 percent of our apprentices successfully complete their training. Our ability to attractapprentices to the industry and ensure that they complete their training and join the ranks of qualified tradespeople is unmatched.
JIST offers a wide range of post trade training at its state-of-the-art Skills Centre, at the Construction Training Centre, Salisbury includingmanagement, safety, computer, plan reading, backflow, thermostatic mixing valve and a range of prescribed occupation courses to meet the skills
needs of the Services industry. JIST also offers discounts to financial members of the Union.
A full list of courses offered can be found at www.jist.com.au
Contact JIST on telephone (07) 3255 5698 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
to find out how we can help you with your training needs.MAURICE BLACKBURN SOLICITORS
Maurice Blackburn provides plumbers' union members and their families with legal advice and assistance.
The firm can provide assistance with members' legal problems. Plumbers union members receive free initial consultations and free basic wills. Maurice Blackburn's expertise includes:
- workers' compensation law ;
- other injuries claims such as public liability;
- medical negligence;
- motor vehicle accidents;
- superannuation and income protection insurance claims;
- industrial and employment law advice.
In addition, we can provide advice and assistance with other legal matters.
Plumbers union members who have been exposed to asbestos are also able to participate in Maurice Blackburn's National Asbestos Register: http://www.mauriceblackburn.com.au/areas/asbestos/registerexposure.aspx
In Queensland, Maurice Blackburn have offices in Brisbane city, Browns Plains, Strathpine, the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast, Rockhampton, Townsville, and Cairns, as well as visiting offices in Toowoomba and Mackay.
Maurice Blackburn has been involved in a number of significant legal battles on behalf of working
people since the firm began in 1919. If you have a legal problem, contact the union office for a referral on (07) 3844 8433.
For more information go to www.mauriceblackburn.com.au