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Worker Freed after Collapsing in Perth Airport Tunnel Construction Site

A construction worker has been freed by emergency crews after an incident inside Perth’s Forrestfield Airport rail link tunnel. The man was severely injured when a high pressure air pipe exploded and smashed him in the face. The 35 year

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National Asbestos Training for Apprentices

The CFMEU has called for mandatory national training on asbestos safety for apprentices and tradies, similarly to the mandatory White Card training that all construction workers must undergo. A Curtin University study revealed that three out of four tradespeople could

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Construction Workers Take to The Street Against ABCC

Construction workers belonging to the nation’s largest construction union have taken to the streets of Melbourne to protest the federal government’s plan to reintroduce the Australian Building and Construction Commission, changes to the Building code and possible reductions in penalty

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Major Hospital Action Lands Construction Union $277k fine

The CFMEU and 7 of its officials have been slapped with a $277,000 fine after being found guilty of illegally blockading the work site of a major construction site. The court handed down the fine after it found the union

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Union fined $100k after Vic Mill Strikes

A court recently ruled that strikes at the Australian Paper Mill, were illegal, scoring a win for the Australian Building and Construction Commission against the unions. Fines totaling $101,500 have been handed down by the federal court to the Construction

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Metal Beam Crushed Construction Worker

Another construction worker has lost his life on the job, this time in central Sydney, near Darling Harbour at Barangaroo. The man, in his thirties, died after being struck by a steel beam which was being lifted. Police and emergency

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Construction Industry Up in Arms

The media has recently been reporting about a wave of walkouts planned by union members over the Turnbull government’s new laws. Recently the Senate waved through a bill fast tracking the controversial rules limiting union influence on government funded sites

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Construction Workers Take a Stand for Safety

The alleged lack of action following the death of construction veteran Jorge Catillo-Riffo, prompted CFMEU members to gather at parliament house in Adelaide on February 15. Around 200 of the union’s members congregated outside following the dropping of charges against

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Sixteen Year Old Inducted as Carpenter before Seven Metre Fall

The sixteen year old boy who fell seven metres down a staircase void and suffered serious injuries in October, was inducted as a carpenter the day before the terrible accident occurred. There have since been questions raised about the supervision

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Melbourne Company Fined for Forcing Worker to Join The Union

A Melbourne company involved in painting and decorating work and its director have been fined $20,000 after intimidating a worker into joining the CFMEU. The worker was told that he could not work at certain construction sites unless he joined

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