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Created Tue 28/01/2014, Last Updated Tue 28/01/2014

Statement from Victorian Secretary John Setka

Our union has a strong and proud history of standing up for building workers.

The fight for the best wages and conditions for members should be what drives every single union official.

There is no place for officials who engage in criminal or corrupt behaviour in this union or any other.

Every branch adopted strict national rules on conflicts of interest and declaring outside income last year. All officials are aware of those rules.

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“This project is worth in excess of $3.7 billion to the Northern Tasmanian region alone," Michael O'Connor.
Created Mon 20/01/2014, Last Updated Mon 20/01/2014

Pulp mill certainty a vital step for new jobs for Tasmanians

The union representing pulp, paper and forestry workers has welcomed Tasmanian Premier Lara Giddings’ decision to recall parliament later this month, prior to the March 15 election, to pass legislation providing greater certainty for potential buyers of the Bell Bay Pulp Mill project.

The Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union said local workers and the northern Tasmanian community had been struggling to deal with the loss of jobs and investment following the closures of the Burnie and Wesley Vale pulp mills in 2010.