CIRTQ and JETCO are two funds used by members in the electrical Contracting / Construction Industry,
CIRTQ is the Contracting Industry Redundancy Trust Qld. As part of the Union Agreement, Employers pay an amount on behalf of every employee (excluding Apprentices) into the Fund.
When a worker is made redundant, he/she can then make a claim from the fund. Additional Information about the fund can be found on the CIRTQ website
JETCO is a fund used to assist Members in paying for subsidising training costs. Each week, an amount of $10 is deducted from your CIRT contribution.
The current payments are
$10 per week – A Member is entitled to up to $1800 and those contributing $5 per week they are entitled to $1200 per twelve month period.