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- Workers' just war on construction bullies
- Halse, Dustin
- Finally, the three-week battle between Grocon and the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) that brought parts of Melbourne to a standstill has ended. Union members have suspended industrial action and returned to work after Grocon agreed to commence negotiations. The battle marks a further deterioration in the decade long feud between Grocon and the union. Played out in public the dispute's latest chapter has been exacerbated by an unedifying and bitter personal exchange between the involved parties. At the centre of the dispute is the CFMEU's claim that Grocon is denying workers the opportunity to elect their own safety stewards and display union regalia. The Fair Work Act explicitly gives workers the right to elect health and safety representatives.
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- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Life and Social Sciences. The Swinburne Institute for Social Research
- Eureka Street, Vol. 22, no. 18 (2012)
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- CFMEU; Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union; Construction sites; Fair Work Act; Grocon; Occupational health and safety; OHS; Trade unions
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