The Melbourne office of the CFMMEU's construction and general division's Victorian branch has been today been declared a tier one COVID-19 exposure site, following the violent street protests last week that damaged the outside of the building.
Workers challenging NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard's ability to force them to be vaccinated have failed to subpoena Premier Gladys Berejiklian for documents she took into account when stating this month that it is "not in our power" to mandate inoculations.
The turmoil in Victoria's construction sector in the wake of its shutdown and Melbourne's anti-vaccination protests is continuing, with the resignation of a key IR advisor to the Andrews Labor Government.
The Fair Work Commission has rejected StarTrack's bid to stop a 24-hour strike by TWU members, finding "little evidence" that the protected action would affect delivery of critical medical supplies such as COVID-19 vaccines.
Fair Work Commission member Ian Cambridge has today told StarTrack and the TWU that a "sensible position" should be adopted to ensure a protected 24-hour strike from midnight does not affect the delivery of time-critical goods such as COVID-19 vaccines.