Four union staff members have reportedly tested positive for Covid after violent scenes erupted at the head office last week
Several others have been forced into isolation after the CMFEU headquarters was declared a Tier 1 Covid-19 exposure site, confirmed state secretary John Setka.
Union officials have blamed ‘the reckless and irresponsible behaviour’ of protesters who stormed the building on Monday.
‘Last week’s protests put union officials and police at risk with infected demonstrators showing no regard to the wellbeing of people affected by their actions,’ Mr Setka said in statement on Wednesday.
CFMEU has become a Tier-1 exposure site after protesters after staff become infected with Covid-19
‘Their reckless behaviour has resulted in transmission to union staff and officials who were not involved in the protest. To date, four positive cases have been recorded.’
‘This outbreak caused by the disgusting behaviour of selfish and reckless people with no regard to the wellbeing of the thousands of construction workers or their families will not deter our commitment to getting construction back open and all our members back to work,’ the statement continued.
Violent scenes in Melbourne erupted on Monday when construction workers angry about vaccination mandates mobbed the headquarters of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) in the CBD.
Hours later Premier Dan Andrews announced he was shutting down Victoria’s $22billion construction industry for two weeks from September 21.
Violent scenes in Melbourne erupted on Monday when construction workers angry about vaccination mandates mobbed the headquarters (pictured)