Daily Archives: June 3, 2009

Abolish the Australian Building & Construction Commission

Click on the recording of Julia Gillard’s speech to the ACTU congress and reply by ACTU Secretary Jeff Lawrence and while it is playing read the explanation below.

Earlier at the ACTU congress Ark Tribe, a rigger from South Australia, received a standing ovation.

What Ark had done was write a petition on a toilet hand towel to get better conditions on his construction worksite at Flinders University. He got his mates to sign the petition and asked management to correct the bad safety conditions on site.

The Australian Building and Construction commission were brought in by the boss and demanded that Ark reveal the people who were at the meeting where they got the petition together.

Ark refused. Continue reading