A site manager claims it was common knowledge in the Canberra construction industry that subcontractors needed to pay a "standover" man to avoid trouble from the union.

Donald McInnes was a site manager at Victory Homes in the ACT in 2013 when he witnessed the “intimidation and bullying tactics” of the CFMEU, the Royal Commission into Trade Union Corruption has heard. He told the hearing in Canberra on Tuesday that three members of the union, including ACT…