The Fair Work Building and Construction agency’s Nigel Hadgkiss has taken legal action against CFMEU official David Kirner and the union for going onto an Adelaide site to assist in a suicide intervention involving one of its members.
On the eve of the Senate vote on the reintroduction of the discredited ABCC, the FWBC is trying to sue the union over a visit to the South Australian Medical Health and Research Institute site in November 2013.
Mineworkers will attend Rio Tinto’s AGM in Perth today to confront the company over casualisation of coal mining jobs and its dangerous impact on mine safety.
CFMEU Mining and Energy General Secretary Andrew Vickers said that insecure work arrangements were a concerning feature of Rio Tinto’s mining operations worldwide and were growing in Australia.
“Contract jobs are replacing permanent jobs in Rio Tinto’s Australian coal mines,” said Mr Vickers.
The Construction, Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) has called for import restrictions to be slapped on companies found to have manufactured building products that do not comply with Australian Standards.
A media report in today’s Australian newspaper details legal action over a fire at an apartment building in Docklands, Melbourne. It is claimed the fire was the caused by unsafe imported building products.
The union said it was time the Federal Government took a hard line.