Carpenters who work in a multi-billion dollar development will receive $ 330,000 per year and will receive $ 50 per day to travel to work, even on their days off.
The exorbitant rates will be given to those who help build the Queen & # 39; s Wharf project in Brisbane to prevent them from sticking.
Salaries, which do not take into account the annual vacation pay or Sunday's charges, are three times more than those earned by teachers and nurses in Queensland.
The carpenters who work on the $ 3.6 billion Queen's Wharf project (artist's impression) will receive $ 330,000 per year and another $ 50 per day to travel to work even on their days off.
The generous agreement was reached between the powerful construction union CFMMEU and the consortium behind the $ 3.6billion wharf, which is the largest private enterprise project in the state's history.
According to The Courier-Mail, development workers will also get an annual salary increase of five percent until the scheduled completion date of the project in 2022.
The agreement also does not include the payroll tax, which adds an additional 30 percent to the salary package.
Interposed by trade unionist Jade Ingham (left), previously described by Queensland government minister Jarrod Bleijie as a "bully", the agreement is expected to be finalized in a matter of weeks.
Bleijie criticized the agreement as "an obscene wage lawsuit", adding that the CFMMEU is the owner of the government & # 39;
The development workers will also get an annual salary increase of 5 percent for five years until the scheduled end date of the project, and another 30 percent will be added to their salary payroll tax package
The minister of the shadow of Queensland for the industrial relations, Jarrod Bleijie criticized the agreement like "an obscene wage demand", and added that the CFMMEU "is the owner of the government".
Interrupted by union official Jade Ingham, previously described by Bleijie as a "bully", the agreement is expected to be finalized in a few weeks.
The development will contain a new casino, four hotels and 50 restaurants, and will be the same size as 12 football fields.
The union has a history of closing projects unless business agreements are signed, and a fine of $ 817,500 was imposed in March after closing two job sites in Brisbane.
Apparently, the CFMMEU encouraged workers to wear shorts in violation of safety regulations.
Mr. Ingham was appointed to the Queensland state government in July as a member of the Construction and Construction Commission, a measure described as "completely inappropriate by Mr. Bleijie."