New research out today shows that key rural and regional communities oppose temporary overseas work visas and support the federal government crackdown on the 457 Visa scheme.
Polling undertaken by UMR Research earlier this month in the electorates of Lyne and New England has found a majority of voters rejected the program, irrespective of whether they identified as independent, ALP or coalition voters.
Strong majorities in both electorates approved of the federal government’s new restrictions on temporary overseas workers.
It's on! Today at 1pm, TEAM CFMEU will take on each other and the rest of the contestants in the NSW Cancer Council's City Mile Dash at Barangaroo.
Team CFMEU is made up of 20 staffers from the Construction National Office and NSW Branch and from the Mining & Energy Division National Office. By 9.00am this morning they had raised a total $10,635 for the NSW Cancer Council.
"CFMEU staffers are running and walking in the City Mile Dash today for all our mates touched by cancer," said National Secretary Michael O'Connor. "The Union is proud of their enthusiasm to participate and that they have raised $10,635 in sponsorship for their efforts.
The June issue of CFMEU Construction's national newsletter, Hardhat Express is out now and will be available in Branches from early next week.
Check out the June Hardhat Express for proof of rorts to 457s and temporary visas; the National Building Code legislation being passed in Parliament; updates on ongoing work being done by CFMEU on safety issues; report and pics from the massive Melbourne rally for safety at Grocon sites; and the new Australian Human Rights Commission Toolkit of Strategies to encourage women's employment in male dominated industries. PLUS, lots of short stories on OHS, industrial and community news.
Download the June 2013 issue of Hardhat Express here! Or call your CFMEU organiser to get copies delivered to your site today.
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