ACCC investigates Boral’s union boycott allegations

The ACCC has begun investigating the CFMEU over what Boral
claims is an illegal boycott on Melbourne building sites.

The Australian Financial Review reports that the ACCC will
investigate claims due to new evidence cited by the commission’s chair, Rod
Sims.

Sims yesterday told Senate estimates that new information had emerged regarding
Boral’s claims that the union had blocked contractors and employees from
pouring concrete at Grocon sites for a year.

“Originally
when we looked into it, I was in Melbourne when a bit of this occurred and
asked my people to look at it,” said Sims.

“When we
talked to ­people we couldn’t get them to give us much evidence or
co-operation.”

Boral CEO Mike Kane said last month the company would not cede to what he called “bullies” at the union.

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