If you want to be a member of a union that sticks up for workers and isn't afraid to take action, you need to be a member of the CFMEU.
CFMEU Construction & General Division members build Australia’s towns and cities, and the roads and railways that link them together.
We build the schools and colleges that train our young people and the hospitals that look after us when we are sick.
We build the mines and power plants that fuel our economy and the ports that handle our trade.
We build the stadiums that showcase our sporting prowess and the airports that open our access to the world.
On and off construction sites
CFMEU members also manufacture products for the construction industry. We make the pre-cast walls, timber frames, gyprock and windows that go into our high-rise office blocks and apartments or housing.
We are also behind the scenes as maintenance workers in factories, at local Councils, casinos and Houses of Parliament – keeping machinery and buildings in good condition so other people can do their jobs effectively.
‘We work safer and smarter’
Australia’s construction industry employs over 950,000 people and contributes $100 billion to the Australian economy every year.
Productivity in our industry is ranked among the best in the world and our buildings and infrastructure are of world-class standards.
CFMEU members are proud of the role we have played to make Australian construction top-class.
Construction workers have struggled to civilise the industry for more than 150 years and we’re proud of the decent wages, working conditions and improved safety we have achieved from that struggle.
The CFMEU never compromises on safety. We back up our workpkace health and safety reps and give them the training they need to minimise risks to workers. In construction you enforce your safety rights by being a member of the CFMEU.
The CFMEU believes strongly in training. Our accredited training and education unit runs courses in all aspects of construction work as well as first aid and industry induction. The unit also builds up our strength by training shop stewards.
Dare to win!
The CFMEU will always fight for good conditions, safety and wages for people working in the construction industry.
Your Union is also committed to working together with government and responsible employers to find new ways of:
- attracting the best and brightest young people into our industry
- applying innovative ideas and new technology that increase productivity and make workplaces safer.
Our goal for construction is a productive, skilled industry, based on respect for the workers who build this nation.
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