ABCC v Gray & CEPU [2011] FMCA 919

Applicant: ABCC 

Respondent(s): Communications, Electrical, Electronic, Energy, Information, Postal, Plumbing and Allied Services Workers Union (CEPU)

Date filed: 14 February 2011

Court Findings:

The Federal Magistrates Court found that the CEPU had contravened s.348 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

On 23 September 2009, the CEPU official attended a Docklands construction site and organised and conducted a stop-work meeting of in excess of 100 workers until about 8.30am.

The CEPU admitted that, through its official, it contravened s.348 of the Fair Work Act 2009 by taking and threatening to take action against workers at the site with the intent to coerce them to join the CEPU.

Court Outcomes:

On Friday 18 November the Federal Magistrates Court imposed a penalty of $10,000 on the CEPU. The Applicant discontinued its proceedings against the First Respondent.


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