Lend Lease's about-turn leaves the unions seething

Now that Lend Lease chief Steve McCann is backing the government's new code of conduct in commercial building, unions have revealed their fear by launching desperate personal attacks on their one-time ally.

The board of Lend Lease, including its chairman David Crawford and CEO Steve McCann, have taken a bold step: they are backing the federal government’s code of conduct in commercial building and turning their backs on the old cartel-style agreements with unions.

As a result, the building unions are launching vigorous personal attacks on Steve McCann but not on the CEOs of other big builders like Leighton and Multiplex.

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