CFMEU National Secretary Dave Noonan Speaks with 2GB’s Alan Jones regarding Construction Industry COVID-19 Safety Measures

April 1, 2020

• “The construction industry employs over a million Australians and is a survival engine of the national economy”

• “Safety has to come first in respect to our members”

• “Construction workers, sub-contractors and the head contractors, have a lot of experience in managing risk. The whole industry is about managing risk, including safety”

• “A lot of measures have been put in place in construction sites right around Australia. Social distancing, staggering starting times and meal breaks to minimise the number of people in crib huts or amenities areas”

• “A historic sense of cooperation with the Master Builders Association and the CFMEU… We’ve signed, on this occasion a joint statement about our determination to ensure a safe industry but one, also, that keeps over a million working Australians in work at a time where our economy is absolutely getting smashed”

• “Everyone has got to work together in the industry…We are working under the instructions of the Chief Health Officer, state by state and federally”