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Date PostedMarch 14, 2016

Construction Workers Targeted after Walkout

article_150x150_LongfordThe federal building sector watchdog, Fair Work Building and Construction has set aim at more than 50 Victorian construction workers for what they describe as disrupting a key infrastructure project in the state’s east.

The Australian Workers Union accused the Fair Work Building and Construction Inspectorate of “terrorising” and “intimidating” the 52 workers who walked off the site last year. Many of the workers were served legal notices at the homes over a weekend.


The workers have been threatened with a possible $10,800 fine, according to the AWU.

The union accused the watchdog of attacking the group in a manner that is meant to spread fear and increase distress.

The workers walked off a job site on February 12 last year and 50 failed to show up at work the next day. They were working on the Esso gas conditioning plant at Longford.


Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/construction-workers-targeted-over-vigilante-walkout-20160223-gn1ksf.html#ixzz42oVEScjd



Steven Asnicar is regarded as a leader across many fields of industry. In particular, his specialisation across the health, infrastructure, construction, resource and utility sectors has seen him successfully change the dynamics of these industries through the introduction of new strategic, marketing, training and technical frameworks. Steven works closely with industry peak bodies such as Safework Australia, Australian Logistics Council, National Advisory for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment (NATESE) and the Council of Australian Governments in the development of new delivery standards and industry specific programs.

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