May 13th this year saw the ETU turn 115 years old.

Once again, on behalf of its membership, the union has negotiated an outstanding outcome for our 10,000 members in the Contracting Industry.


With this letter is a booklet outlining the major gains provided for ETU members 
and their families in the new contracting 2021 ETU EBA as well as RDO calendars up to 2021.


With even the Reserve Bank now saying wages must go up, it’s time to do the 
right thing by you, your family and the Australian economy and demand your employer sign up to the new 2021 ETU EBA.


For more details on the 2021 ETU EBA or the process to sign up, contact your 
Organiser:


 Ivan Balta:   0418 147 272        Reno Lia:  0409 188 809 
 Arron Harris:  0418 376 161    Nathan Jenkins:  0420 504 407 
 Nathan Stott:  0419 500 465    Peter Mooney:  0418 338 725
 Scott Riches:  0428 115 778    Troy Knight:  0400 982 292


Remember, for over 115 years nothing was ever just given to us. 
If you want the union rate, fight for it.


Download the ETU Contracting Union Agreement 2017-2021

Wage Increases


      Construction p/h   Service p/h  
 4%  1 October 2017
 $51.36*  $50.13*
 4%  2018      
   1 March  2%   $52.39*  $51.13*
   1 October   2%  $53.44*  $52.15*
 4%  2019      
   1 March  2%  $54.51*  $53.20*
   1 October  2%  $55.60*  $54.26*
 4%  2020      
   1 March  2%  $56.71*  $55.34*
   1 October  2%  $57.84*  $56.45*
 2%  2021      
   1 March  2%  $59.00*  $57.58*

* A Grade rate

The current Award non-union A-Grade rate is only $23.35.

All Allowances INCREASED by 4%

  • Severance increased to $105 p.w.
  • Income Protection increased to $1,500 p.w.
  • Super increased to 9.5% - min. $165 p.w.
  • Fares and Travel increased to $191.65 p.w.
  • LAHA increased to $180 p.d. - $810 p.w.
  • RDOs worked - double time and an RDO (in construction)

NEW Protection Clauses

  • Local labour/457 visa clause
  • Personal information clause
  • Protecting the 4-year apprenticeship clause
  • Family and domestic violence clause
  • GPS clause
  • Drug and alcohol policy
  • Union calendar locked in until 2022
  • 13 lockdown weekends
  • 26 Rostered days off