Sep 2018 | Chinese plasterers walk off Royal Hobart Hospital job over visa, pay dispute

Date: 6 Sep 2018

Source: ABC

More than 100 plasterers have stopped work at the Royal Hobart Hospital construction site after questions were raised about their qualifications, visas and wages.

The CFMEU's Kevin Harkins said 120 of the workers were Chinese visa holders employed by Melbourne company Accuracy Interiors.

He said they had not been paid for six to eight weeks.

"We found out that they hadn't been paid for a number of weeks, so yesterday we intervened in the matter to make sure people get paid money and get paid properly," he said.

Mr Harkins said the foreman in charge of the workers was sent off the site this morning, and that some could be owed up to $12,000.