Andrew Ferguson has worked for the Building Workers Industrial Union and its predecessor the Construction Forestry Mining Energy Union for more than 30 years. Andrew was Secretary of the union for ten years and led many campaigns dedicated to workers’ rights.
His union has a proud history of involvement in community campaigns from green bans protecting bushland and heritage buildings to campaigns to support asbestos victims.
In particular the union has been in the forefront of campaigns for worker and public safety.
The CFMEU has been active in campaigning for national OHS regulations in respect of the deployment of defibrillators at Australian workplaces.