Original article by David Marin-Guzman
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 2 : 3-Jun-20
More than 100 subcontractors have signed up to the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining & Energy Union’s new pattern agreement in New South Wales. Master Builders Australia’s NSW executive director Brian Seidler claims that subcontractors agreed to the deal under duress, and he has warned that it will result in a big rise in labour costs. The pattern agreement includes a pay rise of five per cent and a rostered day off every second Monday. The CFMMEU’s NSW secretary Darren Greenfield argues that construction industry workers deserve the pay rise as they kept working during the coronavirus lockdown.
CONSTRUCTION, FORESTRY, MARITIME, MINING AND ENERGY UNION OF AUSTRALIA, MASTER BUILDERS AUSTRALIA INCORPORATED