Ark Tribe was the first CFMEU construction worker to be charged with not attending a hearing under the then John Howard’s ABCC laws.
This all came about in 2008 when Ark participated in a workplace meeting over safety issues on a site in Adelaide that was so bad Safework shut it down.
Ark was charged, dragged through the courts and threatened with jail.
He was later acquitted and awarded costs.
Ark will be well remembered as a defender of workers rights in the Australian Building and Construction industry.
On the 18th May 2018 sadly Ark passed away after a long illness.
Memorial details for Ark Tribe
Date: Friday 25th May
Service will be held at:
The West Adelaide Football Club “STURT PEA ROOM”
57 Milner Road RICHMOND SA.
Commencing at 4pm sharp.
John Camillo, AMWU State Secretary