Tradies sit and hope on Jewel site

UPDATE @ 12:00 PM

More than 500 workers have walked off the Jewel construction site after a tumultuous week.

A number of sub-contractors have reportedly been fired from the $1.4 billion build.


There were more discussions between the building partner Multiplex and the CFMEU this morning.

One union official told MyGC they’d be striking until there is clear communication on what is happening with the construction.

He added, there was a concern for local factories and manufacturers who have been providing materials for the build.

A number of workers have called on the Gold Coast City Council to step in and help out.


Tradies working on the $1.4 billion Jewel construction will find out whether they still have a job today.

Last week, workers were told some sub-contractors wouldn’t be needed past today, prompting mass walk-offs and industrial action.

Employees on the site this morning told MyGC they still hadn’t been told if they had a job or not.

The developer, Yuhu Group Australia, said they’re committed to employing local workers.

“Yuhu’s Jewel project is supporting around 2,060 jobs directly and 1,098 jobs indirectly per year during construction, with around 500 long-term jobs to be created following its completion and grand opening next year,” the statement said.

“All these jobs have been sourced locally and will continue to be so, as Yuhu continues to make a strong contribution to supporting the local economy and local employment.”

Their building partner, Multiplex will continue to remain as the main construction partner on the project.

Comment has been sought multiple times from the CFMEU.