Master Builders Australia (MBA) announces the release of the 5th edition
of its Modern Award Manual.
Designed to provide employers with comprehensive and up-to-date guidance
on the primary modern award for the building and construction industry, the
Building and Construction General On-Site Award 2010, the publication is
available with the National Employment Standards (NES) Booklet as modified by
the On-Site Award.
Mr Richard Calver, National Director Industrial Relations and Legal
Counsel, Master Builders explains that the updated edition of the Modern Award
Manual is an essential workplace relations guide for employers, helping them
negotiate over 60 separate allowances and a cut-and-paste collection of antique
provisions, particularly about outdated work health and safety issues.
The Building and Construction General On-Site Award 2010, together with
the NES, sets the minimum standards for all employees in the building and
Mr Calver said that the latest edition of the Modern Award Manual has
been substantially expanded to analyse the Building and Construction General
On-Site Award 2010 on a clause-by-clause basis. Updated annually from 1 July
for the Fair Work Commission’s minimum wage decisions, it also provides links
to key interpretations by the Fair Work Commission, practical examples and
essential historical and industrial relations perspectives. An update from the
major changes to apprenticeship conditions that started on 1 January 2014 is
The Modern Award Manual and the NES publication may be purchased from
Master Builders Australia.