The ABCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court alleging the CFMMEU and two of its officials, including assistant Queensland state secretary Jade Ingham, engaged in coercion, adverse action and organised unlawful industrial action.
Detailed information about industrial strike action and what your entitlements are.
Industrial action is primarily regulated under the Fair Work Act 2009 (FW Act). But industrial action in relation to building work is subject to more rules under the Building and Construction Industry (Improving Productivity) Act 2016 (BCIIP Act).
What should I do if industrial action happens on my site?
If you’re a
code covered entity
undertaking Commonwealth funded building work you must:
The ABCC has commenced Federal Court action against the CEPU and four of its officials following separate incidents at the Sydney Metro Trains Facility Site in Rouse Hill on 17 and 18 October and 14 December 2016.
What is industrial action?
Industrial action occurs when employees refuse to perform work at all, ban the performance of all or some work, or perform work in a way that is different to the way it is usually performed, or in a way which limits the performance of work.
Industrial action can include:
Federal Court proceedings have been launched against the CFMEU and two representatives for allegedly preventing non-financial members from working at a Melbourne construction site.
The ABCC alleges in a claim lodged with the Federal Court in Melbourne:
The ABCC has commenced proceedings against the CFMMEU and three of its officers, including WA State Secretary Michael Buchan, alleging they organised unlawful industrial action across three Perth Airport rail sites and were involved in a picket at the head contractor’s office.
The ABCC has commenced Federal Court action in the ACT alleging the CFMMEU and five officials attempted to coerce a Canberra-based civil engineering company to make an enterprise agreement with the CFMMEU.
The Federal Court has imposed total penalties of $105,000 against 75 workers after they took part in unlawful industrial action at the New Children’s Hospital project in Perth in 2013.