Coronavirus COVID-19. Important information for our members

The situation with the coronavirus is changing every day, so please be sure to refresh this page and check our Facebook page for updates.

The PTEU, along with other construction unions, employer associations and other industry partners believe that it is not in the interest of the industry and its workforce for sites to be closed down partially or fully due to Covid-19, whilst we must all maintain public and private health standards for everyone in the community.

28 April 2020

ACIRT COVID-19 Special Payment for Members will be available from Wednesday 29 April 2020

17 April 2020

Please the below correspondence from Kathy Skuta regarding recent changes to long service payments during COVID-19

15 April 2020

Cbus COVID-19 Video Messages

Cbus are hoping these assist with any frequently asked questions that may arise in relation to Cbus superannuation and investments in this current climate. Cbus understands that some members will be confronting some big decisions and super can seem overly complicated at the best of times.

This video features Chair, Steve Bracks and CEO, David Atkin. Cbus want to make it really clear to members that the fund is there for them and they are prepared for unanticipated events such as this. Importantly, construction is going to be a central part of the economic and social rebuilding efforts and Cbus is determined to support your industries in every way that we can. 

Also attached are two transcripts of recent videos covering FAQs answered by Chief Investment Officer Kristian Fok and members of the Cbus Advice Team that we would like to share with our members.

25 March 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak the office is open with restricted member access.

In line with recommendations with Government, we are taking preventative measures for the health and safety of the members and staff. The office is open but we ask members to be patient and to please use the relevant numbers listed on our Contact Us page to assist with your enquiries. We apologise for the inconvenience this causes, but these measures are necessary during this unprecedented health event. We strongly advise all members to use this web site or our Facebook Page to keep up to date with daily announcements affecting you and our industry. For general health advice on COVID- 19 please check out their website.

24 March 2020

Please take your time and read the below important COVID 19 working onsite guidelines;

23 March 2020

NO Shutdown of the building and construction industry in NSW, please read the below letter from the NSW Treasurer;

19 March 2020

Cbus and COVID 19, Please click the below;

18 March 2020

Union and Maurice Blackburn release on coronavirus, please click the below;


For further information, see our OH&S Bulletin on coronavirus from our State Secretary Theo Samartzopoulos that provides information on measures and explains efforts for both workers and employers to increase facilities and the need for personal hygiene, and the need to reduce person to person contact.

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