CFMEU SA is one of the most dynamic unions in the State, committed to defending and extending construction workers' wages and conditions both on- and off-site. The Union is also committed to pursuing policy change at industry and government level which will result in positive outcomes for working people.

The Branch's Officials are dedicated to servicing members needs and are available on request. Most Officials are assigned geographical areas to service on a daily basis. Other Officials have responsibilities for Workcover issues, Wage Claims and other matters which cannot be resolved on site.

Our commitment to you CFMEU SA will arrange access to or supply the following for its financial members: Advice and support on industrial relations Workcover Occupational Health Safety and Welfare Enterprise Bargaining, Unfair Dismissals Competency Based Training Underpayment of Wages Workers' Rights The Branch also provides Introductory Legal Services.

We keep an Unemployed Register. And we can assist members with Sickness and Accident Insurance, Superannuation through Cbus and Redundancy through BIRST. Free wills, free Ambulance service anywhere in Australia and Journey Accident Cover are other benefits available through the Union to financial members.

If you are already a member, go to Member Benefits for contacts for those services. If not: Get with the Strength, Join the union.  

CFMEU SA Officials

Aaron Cartledge Secretary
Mick McDermott Assistant Secretary


Mark Gava

Jack Merkx

Matt Blowes

Dave Bolton

Greg Warner

Jimmy O'Connor

Esther van Arend

Regional Areas Contacts:

Greg (Mario) Warner

Work Health & Safety Coordinator:
Esther van Arend



  • CFMEU Construction & General Division Union Governance Disclosure: In accordance with the rules of the CFMEU, members are hereby advicesd of the following in relation to the Construction & General Division of the Union for the Period 1 July 2013 -  30 June 2014