The construction union CFMEU will pay about $3.5 million to building giant Grocon to settle a civil case against it over illegal blockades to a series of Grocon Melbourne building sites.

A CFMEU spokesman confirmed the payout to Grocon, which he said would settle the civil case against the union. The blockades were sparked by a dispute between the CFMEU and Grocon over safety issues that culminated in a blockade of the Myer Emporium work site in Melbourne’s CBD. The CFMEU…