The head of Australia’s union movement has renewed her attack on construction company Grocon, accusing the company of being reckless and suggesting that penalties levied against the company were unfair and insignificant compared with those imposed on the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) over its dispute with the company.

Issuing a clarification of sorts to an earlier statement in which she had accused the company of ‘killing five workers’, newly elected Australian Council of Trade Union Secretary Sally McManus said there was a disparity between the $250,000 fine levied against Grocon over the collapse of a wall which killed…