Tattooed Comancheros bikie Norm Meyer revealed
as key player in CFMEU standover tactics
4 days ago
August 01, 201410:00PM
Norm Meyer: Comachero Sergeant-at-arms of
Williamstown chapter, labourer on building sites.Source: News Corp
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
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
Mr Meyer worked at major contractor MC Labour until
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
“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.”