• 12 May 2020

    The VBA has introduced a 6-month provisional plumbing registration.

    To ensure affected apprentices aren’t unfairly prevented from gaining registration, the VBA has introduced a 6-month provisional plumbing registration. Plumbing apprentices are eligible for this provisional registration if they have completed their apprenticeship and the Certificate III in Plumbing and are unable to undertake the Journeyman exam due to its postponement.
  • 12 May 2020

    Joint media release by Western Australian building and construction industry associations and unions.

    A coalition of Industry Associations and Trade Unions have joined together to develop guidelines for managing the risks associated with COVID-19 on Western Australian construction sites. The guidelines will be regularly updated and made widely available within the Building and Construction Industry.
  • 30 April 2020

    New accreditation requirements for plumbers undertaking the routine servicing of fire protection equipment.

    Changes to the Plumbing Regulations 2018 clarified that the routine servicing of fire protection equipment is considered plumbing work and must be carried out by an appropriately qualified plumbing practitioner. In response, the VBA has introduced four new restricted classes which practitioners must be registered or licensed under to perform this work.
    Anyone performing routine servicing of fire protection equipment must be registered or licensed with the VBA by 31 December 2020. Unregistered or unlicensed practitioners carrying out this work after this date will be liable to VBA enforcement action. 
  • 07 April 2020

    Member benefits with ME bank, offers for eligible members.

    From 1 March 2020, ME will continue to offer eligible super fund and union members:· 
    An additional 0.05%p.a. discount for the life of your loan on a ME Flexible Home Loan with a Member Package or Basic Home Loan.· 
    A 2% per annum discount on the variable interest rate of ME’s low-rate credit card Frank.
  • 17 March 2020

    All General Meetings for Melbourne Branch and Geelong Branch cancelled.

    All members are advised the Melbourne Branch and Geelong Branch general meetings are cancelled until further notice due to the restrictions imposed on mass gatherings concerning the coronavirus outbreak.
  • 02 March 2020

    BlueHats Forum 2020

    Please come along and show your support for our Bluehats Forum hosted at PICAC, Wednesday 18th March. To sign up, click here.
  • 11 February 2020

    CoInvest App now available to access your account

    Your Long Service Leave account can now be accessed by a new App delivered by CoInvest.
  • 04 December 2019

    Sprinkler fitter fatally injured and one with serious facial and head injuries

    In two separate incidents, one sprinkler fitter in NSW has been fatally injured and one sprinkler fitter in Victoria has received serious facial and head injuries caused by failures of couplings under pressure.
  • 31 October 2019

    Return to Work Date 2020

    The Plumbers Union advise all construction members that we have altered our return to work date in our calendar for 2020.
  • 09 October 2019

    Digital Clear Cards

    The PPTEU membership system is transitioning to a new digital system

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