CFMEU end blockade at Melbourne Grocon site

A three week blockade of the Grocon building site in Melbourne has ended, after unionists have agreed to call off their protests and re-enter negotiations with the construction company.

The Construction, Forestry, Mining, and Energy Union has held talks with Grocon overnight, and has agreed to immediately and unconditionally end the action following clashes with police over the past few weeks.

Grocon CEO Daniel Grollo says now the CFMEU has agreed to back down, he’s happy to return to the negotiating table.

But he’s told the ABC this morning, the protests have cost the company over $5 million, and he will be pushing the union to pay this money back.

Mr Grollo says he’s happy Grocon workers have been able to return to worke safely this morning.

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