Australian construction workers denounce union enforcement of unsafe conditions

15th April 2020 / NewsBits
  • Hundreds of workers across the country have taken to social media over the past weeks to denounce the construction union for enforcing continued production in the sector, despite the health risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU) has responded with censorship. Supporters of the union bureaucracy have also crudely denounced workers critical of the CFMMEU and downplayed the dangers of COVID-19, demonstrating their contempt for workers’ health and safety.
  • Yesterday, the Age revealed that administrators of a Victorian CFMMEU Facebook page were mass deleting comments by union members demanding an industry shutdown and condemning the corporatist character of the organisation.
  • Indicating the scale of the censorship, the newspaper stated that it had received over 100 screenshots of comments that had been removed.


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