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IR Update (19/10/16) - NECA Employers Unite as ETU Industry Campaign Widens over New EBA

19th October 2016


AGM - NECA Vic 2016 General Financial Report Now Available

10th October 2016

The 2016 General Financial Report is now available to our members. If you would like to access the report, please log in and click here.

NECA News - September Edition Out Now

4th October 2016

Our September edition of our NECA News has now been released. This edition features:

  • 2016 Excellence Award winners 
  • 2016 Apprentice Award winners 
  • NECA's 100 year centenary
  • Acknowledging our new life members
  • Industrial Relations updates and
  • Training courses


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Time Off instead of Paid Overtime

26th August 2016

In a decision handed down by the Fair Work Commission on 8 July 2016 a new time off in lieu (TOIL) clause was inserted into 72 modern awards, including the Electrical, Electronic Communications and Contracting Award 2010.

The new clause 26.7 is in effect as of 22 August 2016 and provides as follows:

Time off instead of payment for overtime

An employee and... MORE

Apprentice of the Year Award Winners

26th July 2016

It was wonderful to see first-hand the quality interactions our Apprentices have with their employers and educational facilities to enable them to reach such high standards. The future is bright when we see talent like this entering the electrical and communications industry.

Last night, we were also inspired by Paralympian Dylan Alcott... MORE

NECA News - July Edition Out Now

15th July 2016

NECA News July Edition Magazine Cover

NECA News July edition is out now!

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Excellence Awards Luncheon Tickets Selling Fast

14th July 2016

Tickets for the NECA Excellence Awards luncheon to be held on the 5th August 2016 at Palladium at Crown are selling fast!

This exclusive event provides an opportunity for us to acknowledge the achievements of our peers, the industry and also the 100th anniversary of NECA Victoria. It's also a time to showcase the achievements of our Excellence Award winners and the talent in the... MORE

New Wage Bulletins

30th June 2016

For those employers covered by the Electrical, Electronic and Communications Contracting Award 2010 and the Clerks – Private Sector Award 2010, the minimum wage rates and allowances have increased, effective from the first full pay period on or after 1 July 2016.

New Wage Bulletins have been created to show these changes, as outlined below:

Clerks – Private Sector Award... MORE

Government Funding for Apprentice Employers

28th June 2016

The Australia government is committed in supporting the development of National Skills Needs List occupations (NSNL).

There are financial incentives and benefits available for electrical contractors who are thinking or currently employing an apprentice. Employers and apprentices must satisfy the eligibility criteria in order to access the financial incentives and benefits.


New Safety Standards for Non-Compliant Hoverboard Accessories

28th June 2016

From July, all suppliers of self-balancing scooters, known as hoverboards, will be subjected to safety requirements same as those applied to refrigerators and heaters, to ensure the batteries, power supply and the unit are compatible.

Victoria is leading the way in drafting a proposed new national electrical standards for hoverboards. The call for safety standards came after the... MORE