Following the collapse of subcontractor Townsend a number of workers and subcontractors currently working on Barangaroo were going to be left without some payments. The union stepped in on behalf of members and their employer and were able to negotiate a settlement of the issues and ensure payments.
The workers and their union stood their ground to demand their rights and entitlements, especially given they have been working 16 hour days to meet the building schedules. Christmas has become a bit less stressful for these workers and their families.
Hundreds of trade unionists rallied in support of CFMEU ACT organiser John Lomax this morning as he attended court to be cleared of blackmail charges this morning.
CFMEU Construction Division National Secretary Dave Noonan said the charges should never have been brought and the case had created grave concerns in the community about the politicisation of the Federal Police.
After a short hearing, Dave Noonan told the waiting crowd “John Lomax’s good name has been restored”