Published On: Tue, Jul 20th, 2021
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‘Bloody Angry’: Construction Industry Furious at Shutdown Decisionon July 20, 2021 at 6:08 am

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The New South Wales government is under intense pressure from the construction industry over its sudden decision to close the whole sector down across Greater Sydney. Construction union CFMEU said the industry was “bloody angry” after the announcement was made on Saturday. “Last Friday, we were still told the industry could keep going,” CFMEU Secretary Darren Greenfield told 2GB radio on Tuesday. “To come out and flip a switch was atrocious.” “We’re still angry, but we need to start telling the government—everyone in the industry and everyone in NSW as well—that we need to get back up and running.” On Monday, NSW Chief Health Officer Kerry Chant said she did not specifically advise the closure of the construction industry, and the cabinet had made the decision. According to 2GB, the construction ban was backed by Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Deputy Premier John Barilaro, Paul Toole, and Victor Dominello. However, treasurer Dominic …

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