Director of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate v CFMEU & Anor
Court file number: MLG293/2011
Applicant: Director of the Fair Work Building Industry Inspectorate
Respondent(s): CFMEU and Derek Christopher
Date filed: 4 March 2011
Alleged breach: Coercion
- On 20 February 2013, the Federal Magistrates Court at Melbourne ordered the CFMEU to pay a penalty of $10,000. The union admitted that its organiser Derek Christopher repeatedly abused a site manager and threatened him with assault.
- Director Of The Fair Work Building Inspectorate v CFMEU & Anor  FMCA 160 (20 February 2013)
Hooker Cockram Projects Limited was the principal contractor in charge of a construction project at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in La Trobe St, Melbourne.
The FWBC alleges Mr Christopher attended the site on 9 October 2009 and attempted to unlawfully coerce the site manager or Hooker Cockram, in contravention of section 348 and section 355 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act). The FWBC alleges the CFMEU and Mr Christopher threatened, assaulted, abused and vandalised property with the intent to coerce the site manager or Hooker Cockram to comply with his request.