CFMEU calls for Fair Work Ombudsman to be abolished, replaced with worker-focused regulator
The CFMEU has called for the Fair Work Ombudsman to be abolished and replaced with a regulator that is "focused on the real issues affecting workers." Incoming CFMEU National Secretary Zach Smith said the FWO had failed to tackle wage theft, sham contracting and corporate insolvency - three of the biggest issues in the construction industry."Australia’s industrial watchdog is more like a toothless Chihuahua than any serious workplace regulator," Mr Smith said.
"The Fair Work Ombudsman's priorities are all wrong. It is fundamentally broken beyond repair.