Grocon Sites Blockades a matter of Health and Safety

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According to “The Age” newspaper this afternoon Daniel Grollo, who heads up Grocon, is saying that the Melbourne industrial actions are illegal and not supported by many of his company’s workers.

A fourth site was blocked today at the corner of Collins and Russell streets and trucks are not allowed to enter the site, whilst work has resumed at a couple of the other sites that were previously blockaded by striking workers.

According to Mr Grollo the CFMEU (Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union) workers are taking action because they want to be able to designate union health and safety representatives that would wear union identification.

He said that neither Grocon nor the CFMEU were allowed to appoint health and safety representatives they must be elected by the workers themselves that they have already done are happy with their choices.

The CFMEU has yet to publically comment on these claims.


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