Workers back on the job at Jewel construction site

After a week of industrial action, workers on the Gold Coast’s largest construction site will get back on the job.

Employees left the site after a number of sub-contractors were told they were no longer needed due to a change in the scope of the project.

This prompted a mass walk off with other workers concerned they would bet let go.


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Mayor Tom Tate confirmed the site will re-open shortly.

“What I’ve learned from all this is that the owner of the building (Yuhu) is exercising their right to ensure the final works they tender are exactly what they want to achieve,” he said.

“That is a world-class, five-star property that the entire city can be proud of.

“The job hasn’t gone away anywhere.”

He added, there influence CFMEU has over the construction site is causing some problems.

“The union’s role is to make sure that safety comes first,” Cr Tate told MyGC.

“Australians want fairness you get paid for a fair day of work, and making sure you’re working in a safe environment.

“If the (CFMEU) try this up any further, you’re out of bounds.”

After stints with the ABC and AAP, Mitchell joined 1029 Hot Tomato in 2017. He’ll be out and about bringing you the news that matters on the Coast.

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