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31 Jul FAMILY & DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE

From 1 August 2018 most modern awards (including the Timber Industry Award 2010) have been varied to insert the Leave to deal with Family and Domestic Violence model term as follows: 36A. Leave to deal with Family and Domestic Violence [36A inserted by PR609389 ppc 01Aug18] 36A.1 This clause applies to...

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16 Jan POST ELECTION REPORT

The Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 requires the Australian Electoral Commission to provide a written report on the conduct of the election for the TTIA Council.  A copy of this report and TTIA's response to this report is published on this website for Members only under "More"...

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17 Oct HEAT FATIGUE

As summer approaches, once again employers are reminded to take measures to prevent fatigue caused by working outdoors.  Protection for workers from UV radiation and reduction of the hazards associated with working in hot and sunny environments is essential. Fatigue and heat-stress can affect a worker’s...

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09 Feb SUMMER HEAT

Australian workers are vulnerable to heat-related illnesses - particularly at this time of year - due to exposure to high UV radiation levels and the world’s worst skin cancer rate. Working in intense heat over long periods can raise normal body temperature and lead to heat...

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09 Aug LEAVE CHANGES TO MODERN AWARDS

As part of the 4 yearly modern award review, the Fair Work Commission has now issued a Full Bench decision amending most modern awards in the following areas: cashing out annual leave taking annual leave in advance managing large (excessive) annual leave balances payment for annual leave These changes will...

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09 Aug MACHINE GUARDING MANUAL

The TTIA WH&S Unit has produced a Machine Guarding Manual which has been developed pursuant to an enforceable undertaking between Hume Doors & Timber (AUST) Pty Ltd ABN: 39 001 472 493 and SafeWork NSW dated 30 January 2015 The Manual is available for the use of TTIA Members who are...

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15 Jun 2016 ANNUAL WAGE REVIEW

The Fair Work Commission has released the 2016 Annual Wage Review decision under the Fair Work Act, 2009 on 31 May 2016. This is the seventh annual minimum wage review to be conducted by the Fair Work Commission. This decision increases the modern award wage rates...

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