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 PCBU, Site Manager, and WHS Reps must alert workers the day before extreme or excessive heat conditions are expected. Once the air temperature reaches 35 degrees there will be an orderly cessation of work and preparations for safe completions of critical tasks currently under way.
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.