The ABCC is pursuing lines of enquiry and is responding to a number of mandatory notifications required by the Building Code advising of unlawful industrial action on Melbourne building and construction sites in recent days. The ABCC is investigating these reports with a view to determining whether contraventions of the Fair Work Act and Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act have occurred.

Any building industry participant who has been the victim of unlawful industrial action or any other contraventions of workplace laws is encouraged to contact the ABCC. We stand ready to assist any employee, employer, or industrial association that has been subject to unlawful conduct.

The ABCC condemns all acts of violence and intimidation that has occurred in recent days. We also encourage any building industry participant who has been subject of criminal conduct to report the matter to Victoria Police and provide all necessary cooperation and assistance to police.

Media Release
22 September 2021