Hundreds of young women play a role on construction sites where they earn over $ 100,000 to hold a sign – four times more than some teachers and nurses.
Among the traditions, debris and work cars & # 39; s all over Australia are women who spend the money in traffic controllers or & # 39; lollipop ladies & # 39; raking.
Employees at the Metro Tunnel and West Gate Tunnel sites in Melbourne receive at least $ 105,000 a year amid balloon flight project costs.
Others in Sydney said they earned $ 130,000 a year and some patrol almost as much on the lonely outback highways of the Northern Territory.
Hundreds of young women play a role on construction sites where they earn more than $ 100,000 to hold up a sign
Among the traditions, debris and work cars & # 39; s all over Australia are women who spend the money in traffic controllers or & # 39; lollipop ladies & # 39; raking
Infrastructure growth across the country led to unprecedented demand for construction workers – and high salaries to attract them.
More than 12,000 people are now working on major government projects in Melbourne and thousands in other cities.
The highest paid employees are tunnellers who can rake up to $ 263,000 due to the danger of the work.
Crane operators receive $ 122 per hour for the Melbourne projects, while borehead operators receive $ 118 and riggers and pipe layers $ 107.
Builders often accuse cost outbursts of huge wages and allowances built into union contracts, with five percent wage increases built into prices.
Trade unions say, however, that wages are only a fraction of the cost and that they are earned because employees work long hours in dangerous conditions.
Dozens of women keep watch over a fenced area on George Street in Sydney, where hundreds of traditions work without the light rail network
It's all about girl power at Trafficwerx NT, where traffic controllers are mostly female
Working as a traffic controller may not be every girl's dream, but work is a great way to get your foot in the door, said Altus Traffic events general manager Bethany Lilford.
Mrs. Lilford started working as a traffic controller when she was studying psychology and needed flexible hours and a good salary.
She has worked her way up over the years and now organizes major events for the company.
She encourages young women to take the plunge and give the job a chance.
& # 39; To anyone who wants to be in the industry, I would say they are not afraid. There is a bit of a stigma, but that bridge is getting closer. & # 39;
Dozens of women keep watch over a fenced area on George Street in Sydney, where hundreds of traditions work without the light rail network.
Women in Sydney said they earned $ 130,000 a year and some patrol the lonely outback highways of the Northern Territory nearly as much
Trade unions say that wages are only a fraction of the cost and that they are earned because employees spend long hours in dangerous conditions
These women have a substantial salary package and earn up to $ 60 per hour, depending on the day and time they work.
A woman from Daily Mail Australia spoke with her job as a teacher to become a traffic controller.
& # 39; I was looking for a lifestyle change. I worked as a teacher, but this pays much more. & # 39;
An & # 39; lolly lady & # 39 ;, Amy Dowsett, has raised $ 130,000 a year since joining.
The member of the construction, forestry, mining and energy union earns more than $ 40 per hour and also receives a travel allowance of $ 45 per day and a meal allowance of $ 22.
Depending on the size of the project, she will also receive a site fee of $ 2.10 to $ 3.95 per hour.
Paying varies from state to state, but according to the online job site, employees can indeed have $ 26 per hour to $ 55 per hour. The jobs usually include fines, fees and superannuation
And if she works at her Penrith construction site for more than 10 hours, she will get double the time.
Paying varies from state to state, but according to the online job site, employees can indeed have $ 26 per hour to $ 55 per hour. The jobs usually include fines, fees and superannuation.
One vacancy contained a commercial vehicle.
However, the salary is justified, industry insiders say, because traffic controllers have to be outside in all weather conditions and they usually prevent abuse of the public.
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