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Tattooed Comancheros bikie Norm Meyer revealed as key player in CFMEU standover tactics

FACE-tattooed bikie Norm Meyer has been revealed as the key player in standover tactics for the militant CFMEU in the building industry.

The menacing Comancheros bikie has become the poster boy for alleged corruption in the building trades.

The Herald Sun can reveal Mr Meyer is the Comancheros’ main contact with the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union.

Police have confirmed that officers are investigating claims of corruption in the building industry.

Now there are calls for a royal commission, which has already been told of blackmail allegations against CFMEU state secretary John Setka, to investigate the activities of Mr Meyer and his Comanchero brothers.

Mr Meyer worked at major contractor MC Labour until last year.

He was sacked when video footage of his attempt to collect a debt, dressed in full Comancheros colours, surfaced.

The heavy-hitting bikie is alleged to have organised other bikies to be used as security on building sites and to intimidate builders into bending to the union’s will.

Their presence allows the union to enforce delays to concrete pours, costing builders tens of thousands of dollars, and ensure union-approved shop stewards are employed.

Senior police have confirmed bikies have infiltrated the industry by gaining legitimate jobs, and they warned the bikies use those positions to deal illicit drugs on site.

Industrial Relations Minister Robert Clark said the State Government had given police new powers to crack down on outlaw motorcycle gangs.

“The Victorian Government is very concerned about continuing reports of bikie gang members being involved in the construction industry and with the CFMEU,” he said.

“It adds to the evidence recently given to the trade unions royal commission about the culture of thuggery and intimidation that was allowed to return to the Victorian building industry under previous Labor governments.”