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Created Fri 31/10/2014, Last Updated Fri 31/10/2014

Statement from CFMEU re: announcement of joint taskforce to investigate criminal activity in the construction industry and unions

The CFMEU has no tolerance for corruption and has consistently said it will cooperate with any police investigation into criminal activity in the construction industry.

In January 2014, the CFMEU National Construction Secretary Dave Noonan wrote to Victorian Police Commissioner, Ken Lay and NSW Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione, expressing the union’s willingness to assist the police in their work.

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Created Thu 30/10/2014, Last Updated Thu 30/10/2014

Another mine disaster in Turkey: 18 trapped underground

Eighteen trapped miners are 300 metres below the surface at the mine near the town of Ermenek in Karaman province in Turkey.

Twenty workers have either been rescued or escaped on their own from the flooded coalmine, but hopes are fading for the remaining 18 trapped underground.

It is less than six months since the industrial homicide at Soma that killed 301 Turkish mineworkers on 13 May.

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Created Thu 30/10/2014, Last Updated Thu 30/10/2014

CFMEU condemns Northern Territory Chief Minister's comments on safety.

Chief Minister makes wild allegations under the veil of parliamentary privilege.

The CFMEU and Unions NT held a mass rally of 70 workers outside of Parliament House raising concerns over the NT Work Health and Safety regulator's inability to act on major safety concerns. It was during this rally that Mr Giles made his outrageous comments.

At today's Question Time, Chief Minister Adam Giles made allegations suggesting the CFMEU planted asbestos on Darwin sites in order to blackmail businesses into putting money towards a so-called slush fund.