27 May / Public Holiday

Reconciliation Day

Monday 27 May 2019 (ACT only)

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4 November / Public Holiday

Monday 4 November 2019 (TAS only)

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29 October / General

A range of new SYZMIK site clothing options have been added to the Hutchies' Shop.

Please take a look and provide feedback on the new range.

Note: whilst we trial this new range, SYZMIK clothing will be limited to 1 shorts and 1 pants per annual allocation. These products will also count towards normal yearly allocation limits. All orders over and above this limit will need to be costed to a job number and cost code. 

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5 November / Public Holiday

Tuesday 5 November 2019 (VIC only)

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28 October / Legislation Alert

Applicable to QLD, NT, NSW, TAS & SA

As a builder who undertakes projects funded by the Federal Government Hutchies must comply with the Building Code. The Building Code, together with its supporting guidelines, establishes a set of standards in relation to procurement and workplace relations in the building and construction industry – including right of entry requirements for Union Officials.

Since the introduction of Building Code 2016 there has been some confusion in relation to whether a Union Official who does not hold a federal right of entry permit can enter a site for the purposes of representing a party to a Health and Safety dispute.

On Wednesday last week, the Federal Court handed down a decision which clears up this confusion.

The Court determined that a Union Official entering a site as a representative of a party to a safety dispute is required to hold a federal right of entry permit.

The decision means that in order to comply with Building Code 2016, Hutchies is not able to facilitate entry to sites by non-permit holders and that entry to sites by Union Officials must only be in accordance with either the Fair Work Act or the applicable State health and safety legislation. Over the coming weeks we will be updating our Handbooks and Flowcharts to reflect this change however, it is important that you are aware of the change in procedure now, as no doubt it will become an area of focus for ABCC inspectors.

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4 November / Meetings

Monday 4 November 2019

Please participate in Monday’s meetings if possible. Times below are Queensland time (AEST).

8.00am / Site Managers / Foremen / Leading Hands / Apprentices

Held in Toowong training room and video conference from offices via Surface Hubs and Polycoms.

3.00pm / All Project Managers and Contract Administrators

Regions to join via video conference in each office, individuals out of the various offices to join by the usual teleconference facilities (details can be downloaded below). All Hutchies’ project related people from office or site are encouraged to participate.

5.00pm Dumplings and a beer / Brisbane only

It would be great if all could participate.

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25 October / Event

MKR theme!!

One person from each team (Finance, Payroll, AP and IT) will be the main chef. Each team has picked a cuisine that is different and they will all be tapas size. Prepare to see the terrace transformed into eat street styling with a stall set up for each team. Once everyone has tried each team's cuisine you will then vote for the team you think should be crowned the king (or queen) of the kitchen!

When

Friday 25 October at 4pm

Where

The Terrace, Toowong

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By clicking 'Yes' in your email invitation

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24 October / Public Holiday

Thursday 24 October 2019 (TAS only)

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7 October / Public Holiday

Monday 7 October 2019 (QLD / NSW / ACT / SA only)

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6 October / Observation

Daylight Saving Time begins at 2am on the first Sunday in October, when clocks are put forward one hour. It ends at 2am (which is 3am Daylight Saving Time) on the first Sunday in April, when clocks are put back one hour. Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland, the Northern Territory or Western Australia. Please remember this time change when arranging travel etc.

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