The Australian Building and Construction Commission has commenced Federal Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and one of its officials, Michael Jackson, alleging Mr Jackson acted in an improper manner during construction of the Morphettville Park Sports Club in Adelaide.
According to the ABCC’s statement of claim, on 14 February this year Mr Jackson allegedly engaged in aggressive, abusive and threatening behaviour towards two employees of a subcontractor engaged by Marion City Council to redevelop the community facility.
In its statement of claim the ABCC is alleging:
Mr Jackson, when referring to scaffolding erected on the site, said words to the effect of:
“Who the f..k built this, you guys are f..ing incompetent. This f..ing platform ladder is too high.”
When asked what was wrong with the scaffold Mr Jackson said words to the effect:
“If you don’t know, you are a f..ing idiot”
When asked by one of the employees to stop speaking in an aggressive manner Mr Jackson said words to the following effect:
“I don’t give a f..k. I’ll speak to you however the f..k I want…”
In response to the employees’