• 09 February 2023

    Guidance Note for supervision of apprentices.

    ApprenticeshipsVictoria has published a Guidance Note titled "Supervision of apprentices and trainees: Guidance Note for employers and supervisors".
  • 20 December 2022

    WorkSafe have now published the ‘Undertaking work near underground services’ guidebook.

    This guidebook has been produced by WorkSafe Victoria and Energy Safe Victoria and the Unions OH&S Unit to provide practical guidance on the principles and requirements for safely undertaking work that involves penetrating or excavating the ground where underground services, such as electricity and telecommunications distribution cables, gas and water pipelines may exist.  Website link: Guide to undertaking work near underground services | WorkSafe Victoria You can also see it on the Plumbing page, under No Go Zone: Plumbing | WorkSafe Victoria 
  • 27 September 2022

    PPTEU supports the Victorian Govt 'She Built It' campaign

    From January 1st 2022, the Victorian Government’s Building Equality Policy requires companies involved in the state’s most valuable construction projects to meet targets for women’s participation on site.These targets seek to disrupt gender stereotypes in the country’s most male dominated industry.The construction industry is an attractive and viable career option – and these targets will ensure women are proactively included and stay in the industry, with strong career pathways.Greater diversity makes all workplaces stronger – and greater representation of women in construction will benefit everyone in the industry.
  • 19 September 2022

    Updated Autumn Edition 2022

    Members can now download the latest edition of the journal here
  • 10 August 2022

    Changes to protect Victorians working with crystalline silica

    The Occupational Health and Safety Regulations 2017 (OHS Regulations) have been amended to provide greater protection to Victorian employees working with respirable crystalline silica.  The Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Crystalline Silica) Regulations 2021 (the Regulations) will replace the Occupational Health and Safety Amendment (Crystalline Silica) Interim Regulations 2021.
  • 17 June 2022

    Insurance Cover Minimum Requirements

    You may need to fill out two claim forms on separate insurers to receive your full benefit, depending on where your employer pays IPT on your behalf.
  • 09 June 2022

    General Meetings for Melbourne Branch and Geelong Branch are back on

    Dates and locations are as below
  • 03 March 2022

    Wage rates and site allowances from 1st March 2022

    Wage rates and site allowances from the 1st March 2022 are now available to read from the Members section of the web site.
  • 08 February 2022

    Trenching Safety

    WorkSafe and the PPTEU are warning employers and workers to take trenching safety seriously. 
    Since 2017, there have been three fatalities due to trenching incidents at Victorian construction worksites. This highlights the significant need to address unsafe trenching practices in the construction industry
  • 17 January 2022

    Omicron outbreak – support for Incolink members

    If you are still employed but unable to work as a result of COVID-19, you may be eligible to access some of your Incolink funds by way of the Incolink COVID-19 Payment.Eligible worker members receive an Incolink COVID-19 payment of $2,000 or the balance of your account (whichever amount is lower) if you must self-isolate or if you are stood down. You can re-apply for this every 28-days if you continue to be eligible and funds remain in your account.For more information, read the link here.

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