The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) has put forward five changes to the way Government departments buy goods and services, to immediately support Australian jobs and industries.The union's call comes with the release of a Senate Inquiry report into Government procurement procedures that recommends an overhaul of the way the Government spends $40 billion a year of taxpayer money to buy goods and services.
Evidence heard today in the Trade Union Royal Commission in Sydney referred to two companies – the Lis-Con group of companies and the George Alex group of companies. Both companies owed money to workers.
The union pursued the entitlements of workers from both these companies. The CFMEU secured $600,000 in unpaid super from Lis-‐Con and $900,000 in workers entitlements from the Alex group of companies.
The Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union has today released the results of an independent investigation of allegations concerning the NSW branch by one of its organisers. The investigation, by eminent barrister Tony Slevin, was commissioned by CFMEU National Secretary Michael O’Connor and has been provided to the organiser.