This month we pay tribute to Frank O’Grady who recently retired after 11 years as a Member Director at Cbus Super.
Frank sat on the Board of United Super Pty Ltd which is the Trustee company (Trustee) of the Construction and Building Unions Superannuation Fund (Cbus). The Trustee is the legal entity which is ultimately responsible for the sound and prudent management of the Trustee’s business operations.
The Directors of United Super are appointed from member (Union) and employer associations, with two independent Directors.
Frank was a driving force in the campaign that won super for the building and construction industry. His legacy will be long-lasting, and we are grateful for his work to improve members’ entitlements.
Frank was an organiser for the Building Workers Industrial Union in Western Australia during the 1984 national campaign that won super for building workers and created Cbus Super (originally BUSS).
Through Cbus Super, workers didn’t just get super, they gained access to affordable insurance that covered them in high-risk settings. Frank says it was the older rank and file members like Brian Churchill, Tony Farnham and Brian Freeman, who campaigned hard because they wanted younger members to be able to access the benefits of superannuation in their retirement.
“Unionism in the building industry is founded on fairness. You win gains not just for yourself but to improve conditions for others coming into the industry.”
To learn more about Cbus Super and how we are run visit https://www.cbussuper.com.au/about-us/how-were-run.
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