The CFMEU has welcomed a decision by the Commonwealth Department of Public Prosecutions not to pursue charges against Queensland official, Andrew Sutherland over an industrial issue from three years ago. The union also renewed calls for the Government to stop wasting police resources over purely industrial matters.
Due to the inaction of state and federal officials, thousands of people in the US town of Flint have been exposed to unsafe levels of lead in their water. Now a group of union plumber are taking matters into their own hands.
On Saturday, 300 plumbers from unions across the country descended on Flint to install new faucets and water filters for free.
Many Flint residents needed new faucets because their existing faucets were so old they could not accommodate water filters provided by the state.
The CFMEU condemns the Federal Government for falling asleep at the wheel and putting the lives of the community at risk. Back in May last year, the CFMEU raised serious concerns aboutthe lack of Government regulation over the use of imported and unsafe building products which do not meet our Australian Standards.
A unit fire in Melbourne’s Lacrosse building exposed the issue of deadly imported aluminiumcladding with a plastic core being misused in high rise buildings in breach of the building code.