The building union has issued a national alert on a Chinese supplier following an asbestos scare at the construction site of the Queensland government's so-called "tower of power".

The CFMEU is also seeking an urgent meeting with Yuanda, which it claims has broken the law by exposing workers at 1 William Street, Brisbane, to asbestos-laden gasket material imported from China. “This is a lethal product that has been proven to cause cancer,” CFMEU national secretary Michael O’Connor said….