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FWBC boss Nigel Hadgkiss should resign and seek pre-selection with Liberals

 

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.

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LEND LEASE WORKERS RALLY FOR UNPAID WAGES

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.

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WORKERS UNPAID ON BENDIGO HOSPITAL PROJECT DEMAND ANSWERS FROM LEND LEASE

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union today joined workers and their families from the Bendigo Hospital Project as they converged on the headquarters of Australia’s largest construction company Lend Lease to demand unpaid wages.

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BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION REQUIRES NATIONAL WATCHDOG

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union is again calling for a broad-ranging national corruption watchdog after polling showed almost two-thirds of voters support a national regulator.

The Research Now poll showed 65 per cent of voters supported a national corruption body but only 11 per cent support a building industry taskforce.

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CFMEU RAISES MORE THAN $100,000 IN SIXTH YEAR FOR GOOD FRIDAY APPEAL

More than $100,000 has been raised so far by construction workers around the state as the CFMEU launches its 6th Hard Hankie Appeal for the Royal Children’s Hospital.

The ‘Hard Hat Hankie’ appeal represents the efforts of Victoria’s construction workers who come together each year to raise funds and make a contribution to the Good Friday Appeal.

In the last five years, the CFMEU has raised a total of $625,000 through selling specifically designed merchandise, rattling buckets on site, raffles and other creative initiatives.

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Another trumped up charge against CFMEU official dropped

Three charges against Queensland CFMEU organiser Justin Steele, laid by the Trade Union Royal Commission Police Taskforce in May last year, have been dropped.
The CFMEU welcomed the news of what is now the fifth instance of failed charges by the Police Taskforce.
Ahead of his appearance today at the National Press Club where he will be debating with AIG head Innes Willlox on the federal election industrial relations battlefield, CFMEU Construction National Secretary Dave

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ABCC would provide no benefits to industry

None of the arguments put up by the Liberal Government in support of the ABCC stack up, according to the
CFMEU.
National CFMEU Construction Secretary Dave Noonan, who appeared before the Senate Education and Employment Committee today, said the ABCC would discriminate against one group of workers by
imposing harsher penalties that do not apply to the rest of the workforce and would provide no benefit to the industry.

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Stop wasting police resources, says CFMEU, after another failed charge by Trade Union Royal Commission Police Taskforce

The CFMEU has welcomed a decision by the Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecutions not to pursue charges against Queensland official, Andrew Sutherland over an industrial issue from three years ago.
The union also renewed calls for the Government to stop wasting police resources over purely industrial matters.
The charge that was laid by the Trade Union Royal Commission Police in mid 2015 related to an incident in November 2012 that was dealt with at the time by the Fair Work Building Commission.

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Media Release: Arrest of John Setka & Shaun Reardon

The CFMEU can confirm that John Setka and Shaun Reardon were arrested by police attached to the Royal Commission taskforce on Sunday morning.

Dave Noonan, National Secretary of the Construction Division also confirmed that "500 Swanston St is the address of the Victorian branch of the union where both men work from about 7am every week day. I thought the police might be able to Google that, but apparently not".

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CFMEU welcomes recommendations for laws to ensure payment for work done

The CFMEU has welcomed the findings of the report by the Senate Economics References Committee into insolvency in the construction industry, tabled yesterday in the Federal Parliament.

CFMEU National Construction Secretary Dave Noonan said that many workers and small businesses finally feel that they are being heard and something may be done to ensure that they are paid for work that they perform.