Just before reading the CT Letters to the editor on Monday, I had a brief telephone conversation with my husband, who is working on a building site. He had been awake since 5am and on-site since 6am. When I spoke to him at 1.30pm, he had been flat out all day doing incredibly hard physical work with no rest breaks or food. Someone had offered to get him a coffee but never did.
The CFMEU have called on Mr Hadgkiss to resign as director of the Fair Work Building Commission (FWBC) and seek pre-selection for the Liberal Party, following his address to the AiG yesterday while the government is in election mode.
National CFMEU Construction Secretary Dave Noonan said the behaviour of Mr Hadgkiss was extraordinarily inappropriate for a head of government regulator.
At 10:30 today, CFMEU Construction Branch State Secretary John Setka and Bendigo MP, Lisa Chesters addressed construction workers who rallied in support of the mostly ethnically-Chinese workers from Lend Lease’s Bendigo Hospital development.
John Setka and Lisa Chesters were introduced by Trades Hall State Secretary, Luke Hilakari.
The construction workers gathered at Lend Lease’s Dockland’s office to demand payment for weeks of unpaid labour on Lend Lease’s Bendigo Hospital project.