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Portable long service for the Building and Construction industry

September 23, 2019

The Long Service Corporation will be issuing annual statement notifications to all registered workers from September through to December. Workers are advised to log into the worker portal to download their statement for the 2018-19 financial year, view their recorded service and ensure all contact details are up to date. 

If you are a worker in the industry, or employ workers covered by the scheme (generally workers covered are those who work on building and construction sites, or in workshop environments in trades and laborer capacities), long service payments may be made where there is 10 years recorded service in the industry (or pro rata payments after 5 years in certain circumstances, such as leaving the industry). There is no cost to join the scheme with long service payments funded by levies applied to building and construction work in NSW.

In the event that a worker has no recorded service for a period of time, and no contact can be made, registrations may be cancelled. It is therefore important to ensure contact details are up to date so that the Corporation can contact a worker to make enquiries about their service to the industry.  

For further details about the Scheme visit their website or contact your Workplace Adviser.