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About BERT
The Building Employees Redundancy Trust was established in 1989 to provide redundancy payments and benefits to its members and training grants for employees in the Queensland and now also covers the Northern Territory building and construction industry. In 1996 a new trust, the BERT Fund was established to cater for the new benefits introduced by BERT, including the Welfare Fund.

The BERT Fund has the full support of the major employer associations and employee unions operating in the Queensland building and construction industry. The benefits paid from the Fund help provide members and their families with financial assistance in the event of ceasing employment because of redundancy or relief from financial burdens.

BERT is managed by a Trustee Company, BERT Fund Limited ACN 607 106 650. The company has eight directors. The Employer Association and Trade Unions that participate in BERT each nominate and appoint four of the trusts directors to sit on the Board. The Board is dedicated to providing security of greater redundancy payments and benefits to members. By appointing a well-balanced Board of Directors, the Fund is able to maintain an objective outlook on the best way to look after members needs.

The BERT Board

The Directors as at 29 January 2019 are:

Employee (union) Representatives:

  • Paula Masters     Chairperson | CFMEU
  • Jade Ingham       Director | CFMEU
  • Michael Ravbar    Director | CFMEU
  • Gary O'Halloran   Director | Plumbers Union

Employer Representatives:

  • John Crittall      Director | Master Builders Queensland
  • John Gaskin      Director | Master Builders Queensland
  • Rod McDonald   Director | Master Builders Queensland
  • Mark Spry         Director | Master Builders Queensland

About CIP
Construction Income Protection - CIP commenced on 1st March 2001 to provide income protection and portability of sick leave benefits for workers in the building and construction industry within Queensland and Northern Territory. On 6th September 2004 Construction Income Protection Ltd was established to oversee the fund. This company replaced Construction Income Protection (Qld) Pty Ltd.

The Fund has the support of the building unions and the builder's party to its development. The benefits payable by the Fund provide building workers an income whilst off work due to long-term illness or injury for up to 104 weeks. It also allows workers to utilise untaken sick leave that previously was forfeited when the employee left employment.

Construction Income Protection Limited (ABN 43 110 841 962) is a public company limited by guarantee. The company has eight Directors - an equal number of employer and worker representative directors nominated by each of the Queensland Master Builders Association and building unions representing workers. The CIP Board is dedicated to providing security of income protection and sick leave preservation to members. By appointing a well-balanced Board of Directors, the Fund is able to maintain an objective outlook on the best way to look after members needs.

The CIP Board

The Directors as at 29 January 2019 are:

Employee (union) Representatives:

  • Paula Masters      Director | CFMEU
  • Jade Ingham       Director | CFMEU
  • Jacqui Collie        Director | CFMEU
  • Gary O'Halloran   Director | Plumbers Union

Employer Representatives:

  • John Crittall          Chairperson | Master Builders Queensland
  • Nick Herron           Director | Master Builders Queensland
  • Sue-Ann Fresneda  Director | Master Builders Queensland
  • Andrew Hickman    Director | Master Builders Queensland

CONSTITUTION

CIP Limited has rules that state how the Fund must operate and what benefits can be paid to workers. These rules are set out in a legal document called a constitution. If you wish to obtain a copy of any of the rules of CIP contact the Fund on 1300 261 114 or via email at enquiries@cipq.com.au

About BERT Training Fund
BERT Training Fund (BTF) is a joint Union and Employer initiative which provides members of the Building Employees Redundancy Trust (BERT) with funding and assistance to improve their skills. The fund which was previously known as the Queensland Construction Training Fund (QCTF) was established in 1991 to enable industry to take responsibility for the funding of its training needs.

BERT Training Fund receives annual financial disbursements from BERT and related trust funds. These funds are provided for the purposes of improving skills in the industry. Since inception, BERT Training Fund has received (and distributed) over $30 million in training funds to the Queensland construction industry.

The BERT Training Fund Board

The Directors as at 29 January 2019 are:

Employee (union) Representatives:

  • Paula Masters     Chairperson | CFMEU
  • Jade Ingham       Director | CFMEU
  • Michael Ravbar    Director | CFMEU
  • Gary O'Halloran   Director | Plumbers Union

Employer Representatives:

  • John Crittall      Director | Master Builders Queensland
  • John Gaskin      Director | Master Builders Queensland
  • Rod McDonald   Director | Master Builders Queensland
  • Mark Spry         Director | Master Builders Queensland

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