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Created Thu 4/12/2014, Last Updated Thu 4/12/2014

Appeal to support the family of Steven Djurasevich over Christmas

On Friday 14th November, 2014, Steven Djurasevich lost his life at work. He is one of the 26 construction workers this year alone who went to work and never came home. Close friend of the family, Natalie Fraser has launched a Christmas appeal to try to help the family smile this Christmas. Steven left behind a wife and young family of 3. Below is her story. Gifts for the children or donations for the family can be left with the CFMEU office at Lidcombe until Friday 19th December.


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Created Thu 27/11/2014, Last Updated Thu 27/11/2014

Last chance for Picnic Tickets

Monday 1 December is Picnic Day - have you picked up your picnic tickets yet?

You can pick up tickets from: 

CFMEU City office: Level 11, 276 Pitt St, Sydney on Thursday and Friday between 9am and 4pm OR;

CFMEU Head office: 12 Railway St, Lidcombe Thursday and Friday from 8.30am to 5pm and Saturday from 8.30am to 4pm

NB: tickets will NOT be available for purchase at the venues and are not exchangable between venues on the day.



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Created Mon 24/11/2014, Last Updated Mon 24/11/2014

Fatality Crane Fails Standards Test

The crane involved in a fatal accident last week does not meet Australian Standards, an expert in the field has determined.

Martin Hawes fell 10 metres to his death on Wednesday last week while working on a Leighton Holdings site in North Sydney.

CFMEU NSW  Branch State Secretary Brian Parker said the union had today completed an assessment of the crane involved in the fatality and found it did not meet Australian Standards.

In particular the investigation had found the crane ladder was narrower and did not have the handrails and required under law.