The Turnbull Government’s partisan watchdog, the Australian Building and Construction Commission, has been left with egg on its face over its petty and costly pursuit of construction workers and their representatives for having an informal catch up at work.
The National Secretary of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union Michael O’Connor has welcomed the decision of the FWC to approve the formation of the new union by the amalgamation of the CFMEU, TCFUA and the MUA.
The CFMEU is calling for urgent and immediate action to be taken by the Gunner Government to implement an education and awareness policy for asbestos in the Northern Territory after another case of workers and the public being exposed to the deadly fibres.
A Court has found that management of a Boral concreting subsidiary, De Martin and Gasparini, acted illegally in threatening to make its workers redundant because they didn’t have an agreement that was Code compliant.
The CFMEU welcomes SA Premier Jay Weatherill’s announcement that there will be a Coroner’s Inquiry into the workplace death of construction worker Jorge Castillo-Riffo, and an inquiry into the lack of prosecutions over workplace deaths launched by SafeWork SA against employers.
The Gunner Government’s “lifeline” for workers, who were abruptly sacked at the Darwin Inpex project last week, is nothing more than an embarrassing joke that will do absolutely nothing to get them back into work according to CFMEU Divisional Branch Secretary Michael Ravbar.