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Created Tue 31/03/2015, Last Updated Tue 31/03/2015

Large block of stone falls 25 metres from Grocon site

A large block of stone has plummeted 25 metres from a Grocon building site at Martin Place in the second near-miss at the busy CBD site in just under two months.

The accident happened at the busiest time of day and according to CFMEU Safety Co-ordinator Mick Preston it is pure luck no one was killed.

The stone narrowly missed six workers on its way down and caused extensive damage to scaffolding before it landed just centimetres inside the site boundary.

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Created Thu 26/03/2015, Last Updated Thu 26/03/2015

CFMEU proposal for new impairment policy includes drug and alcohol testing

The CFMEU construction division is today announcing its proposal for an impairment policy in the industry. The policy – which for the first time includes a proposal for drug and alcohol testing - focuses on safety in the workplace.

CFMEU National Construction Secretary Dave Noonan said the union was consulting with the membership about the policy and stressed that testing was just one component of their proposal. “

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Created Thu 19/03/2015, Last Updated Thu 19/03/2015

Statement from the CFMEU National Secretary, Michael O’Connor, in response to allegations made under Parliamentary privilege

The CFMEU has called on Fair Work Building and Construction (FWBC) Director Nigel Hadgkiss to go to the police with allegations that female FWBC staff were threatened with rape.

These allegations were first raised by Mr Hadgkiss in a Senate Estimates Committee hearing three weeks ago, and were repeated by Senator Abetz in Federal Parliament yesterday (Senate Question Time).