Master Builders has again condemned ACTU Secretary Sally McManus for justifying the unlawful thuggery of the CFMEU, this time in her speech to the National Press Club.

“Unions are not above the law and her deceptive use of safety laws in an effort excuse unlawful union conduct treats the community with contempt particularly given that State and Territory WHS laws provide union officials the right to enter worksites to inquire into safety contraventions,” Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders Australia said.

“Safety on building sites is simply too important to be used in pursuit of the union’s industrial and political agenda,” she said.

“Given the evidence of the CFMEU’s ingrained culture of unlawfulness exposed by the Heydon Royal Commission it’s curious that Ms McManus disagrees with the Federal Court when it said this week that the conduct of the CMFEU brings the whole trade union into disrepute and cannot be tolerated,” Denita Wawn said.

“The community has a right to expect better from unions and their leaders,” Denita Wawn said.

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