ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr MLA, will join CFMEU Construction workers on the Morris Dickson construction site in Dickson will launch a fundraising appeal for the Children’s Ward at Canberra Hospital on Wednesday.
The recently released report by Safe Work Australia shows that the ACT is the least safe jurisdiction in Australia to work, with injury rates in the private sector increasing by 25.5 percent since 2011.
The Australian Building and Construction Commission has been dealt another embarrassing blow today with the Federal Court dismissing all claims against the CFMEU and its’ officials in a claim that director Nigel Hadgkiss had billed as potentially costing the union $1.1million.
Two major trade unions have slammed the federal government’s construction industry regime as ineffective as they launch an application in the Fair Work Commission to recover the entitlements of 850 people left jobless by the shock collapse of a second contract on the troubled Northern Territory I
Early this morning the CFMEU received notice that Laing O’Rourke were immediately relinquishing their tanks project contract at the $34 billion Ichthys LNG Plant over a pay dispute between Laing O’Rourke and Kawasaki Heavy Industries.