Latest CFMEU News.
- Libs' construction code in tatters
- Win Some, Lose Some
- CFMEU in the media
- OHS: Precast checklist taking effect
- 457 visa update
- Coming events: Benefit for Bangladesh and Concrete Gang Live from the Beer Garden
The CFMEU presents this list of selected 457 visa/guest worker abuses and rip-offs from the construction and contracting industries.
It is not a complete list. In fact, it is only the tip of the iceberg. The vast majority of cases go unreported by workers who can’t afford to lose their jobs. Most workers come from poor countries and many are still paying off agents who arranged their visas.
Ships of shame
May 17: Foreign nationals engaged to perform dogman duties in the discharge of pipe from the Dutch Maasgracht vessel in Dampier WA for Chevron in breach of immigration law and despite hundreds of CFMEU and MUA members being registered as unemployed.
Mine owner to Boggabri locals: we don’t need you
May 2013: Guest workers kept on after 106 locals were retrenched at the Boggabri coal mine, near Newcastle. The mine operator Downer EDI has also applied to bring in 360 bulldozer and excavator operators and fitters
- Young Australians face of anti-457 push
- New front in Let's Spread it Around Campaign
Three young workers hoping for a career in the construction industry are the faces of a major billboard campaign pushing for more apprenticeships and less 457 work visas.
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