Agreement Interpretation Course (ETU Financial Members)




Agreement Interpretation Course to qualify for Productivity Allowance

If you work under an ETU 2022-25 construction enterprise agreement, your EBA includes provision for a Productivity Allowance, currently at $3.70 per hour for every hour worked.

However, the new EBA requires you to successfully complete an annual Agreement Interpretation Course to qualify for the Productivity Allowance.

You need to pass this Course, in your own time, by 1 May each year to receive the Productivity Allowance from 1 July  each year, and for the following 12 months.

The good news is this Course is easily accessible and free for financial ETU members. A fee will apply for non-members.

Unfinancial ETU members need to bring their membership into financial status by 30 June each year to access the Course fee-free. If you are unsure of your financial status, please contact the ETU member support team at [email protected] or (02) 9267 4844 to check or pay outstanding fees.

ETU members who are not working under the recently negotiated ETU 2022-25 construction agreements can still undertake this course for free if you want to. This will ensure you receive the Productivity Allowance from day one if you commence work with a company that is covered by the ETU 2022–2025 construction EBA.

The Agreement Interpretation Course requires you to answer questions about selected clauses from the EBA, with the relevant clauses supplied as part of the Course.

Once you take and pass the Course, you will receive a Certificate of Attainment. You will need to email a copy of the Certificate of Attainment to your Employer or alternatively print it out and hand it to your Employer.  This will enable you to be paid the Productivity Allowance from 1 July each year.

If you have questions regarding the Course, please contact your ETU organiser, listed below.

ETU construction team

Fred Barbin, ETU Assistant Secretary

Ash Bamford 0456 093 158 (Newcastle & Hunter Region)

Chris Pappas 0400 008 233

Jet Pearce 0461 571 311 (ACT)

Lawrie Duff 0400 749 008

Sebastian Holmes 0409 185 628

Stewart Edward 0419 210 442

 

 




Agreement Interpretation Course (Non-ETU Members)



For employees who are not ETU members:

Agreement Interpretation Course to qualify for Productivity Allowance

If you work under an ETU 2022-25 construction enterprise agreement, your EBA includes provision for a Productivity Allowance, currently at $3.70 per hour for every hour worked.

However, the new EBA requires you to successfully complete an annual Agreement Interpretation Course to qualify for the Productivity Allowance.

If you are not a financial ETU member, a $1,500 fee applies to take the Agreement Interpretation Course.

You need to pass this Course, in your own time, by 30 June 2023 to receive the Productivity Allowance from 1 July 2023, and for the following 12 months.

The Agreement Interpretation Course requires you to answer questions about selected clauses from the EBA, with the relevant clauses supplied as part of the Course.

Once you take and pass the Course, you will receive a Certificate of Attainment. You will need to email a copy of the Certificate of Attainment to your Employer or alternatively print it out and hand it to your Employer.  This will enable you to be paid the Productivity Allowance from 1 July 2023.