Construction union boss, Dean Hall has called on the ACT to instate an independent work safety commissioner, joining with dozens of trades workers and union officials to march of the ACT Legislative Assembly, calling for action in workplace safety laws and protesting the re-establishment of the Australian Building and Construction Commission (ABCC).

The march in the ACT was one of several organised around Australia, with 20,000 workers marching in Melbourne, causing work to come to a standstill on 100 sites in Melbourne.

The union fears the new building code would negatively impact workers’ wages and safety.

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