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NECA calls on employers to turn their back on union enterprise agreements

The Victorian Chapter of the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) has called on its members, and all electrical contracting industry employers, to engage directly with employees to achieve enterprise agreements.


The Executive Director of NECA Victoria, Mr Kevin McCosh said that with the current Electrical Industry ‘Pattern’ Agreement expiring on 31 October... MORE

Mr Fluffy Update

The Federal Cabinet has agreed to offer a concessional loan to the ACT Government to help pay for the demolition of more than 1,000 homes affected by potentially deadly loose-fill asbestos. Whilst a final agreement with the ACT Government has yet to be finalised, it is understood that the offer will allow the ACT Government to buyback each affected home at full... MORE

NSW Government Asbestos Issue

The Executive Director of NECA NSW, Mr Oliver Judd, has called on the NSW Government to reveal more information about the location of homes in New South Wales that are potentially contaminated with loose fill asbestos through home ceiling insulation.

“The potential for fatal and/or serious long term health implications for residents and electrical contractors coming into contact with... MORE

Build Guide

This BUILD guide has been written to help clear up some of the confusion people have when shopping for LEDs. Obviously LEDs are a big investment, and it’s important for people to make the right choice - because they’ll likely be stuck with whatever they choose for a very long time (decades, even).

As well as what to look for in terms of basic technical details, the article also provides... MORE

Our Green Home Project


NECA is pleased to announce it is working with Sustainable Business Australia, along with its business partners – Connection Research, Object Consulting and APEX Australia on the Our Green Home Project”. Our Green Home is... MORE

NECA's New National President

The Australian Electoral Commission recently conducted the election of national office bearers for the National Electrical and Communications Association. In accordance with the provisions of the Fair Work (Registered Organisations) Act 2009 and the Rules of the organisation, Dave McInnes (Queensland) was declared President of NECA. In the context of office bearers, Dave will be supported by... MORE

Clive Palmer congratulates Queensland’s top electricians at the 2014 Excellence Awards

Executive Director of NECA Queensland Mick Logan has praised the quality of entrants into the 2014 Queensland Excellence awards. “The number and quality of entries in this year’s awards is at the highest level we have seen for some years now, showcasing the quality of the industry in Queensland”. This year’s winners were recognised at a star-studded event attended by Clive Palmer, MP, and... MORE

Commissions paid to the Unions

We were concerned to see NECA misrepresented in The Australian newspaper this week.  Please see our letter to the Editor.  

June 2016

The National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA) is the peak association for the electrical and communications contracting industry and leads commentary on a wide variety of issues affecting the industry. For interviews or to subscribe to our media releases,... MORE

NSW’s top electricians and projects recognised at 2014 Excellence Awards

Today, the best New South Wales electrical and communications contractors were recognised at the annual electrical industry Excellence Awards hosted by peak Australian industry body the National Electrical and Communications Association (NECA). 

Nine companies across ten categories received the top state award in front of over 550 industry representatives including contractors,... MORE


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