The ABCC commenced proceedings against the CFMMEU and its two officials James Simpson and Peter Clark alleging that they acted in an improper manner at the Monash Freeway upgrade project on four separate occasions in April and May 2017.
In a statement of claim filed with the Federal Court, the ABCC alleges:
The Federal Court in Victoria on 27 February 2020 penalised the CFMMEU and its senior official Alex Tadic a total of $59,500 for abusing a Victorian WorkSafe official.
The case related to the 2014 construction of the Castlemaine Police Station.
At the ABCC, we are committed ensuring that all people, regardless of their cultural or linguistic background, have the same access to workplace relations education, assistance and advice.
On 22 March 2017 the application for liability was dismissed by the Federal Court.
On 26 April 2017 the ABCC filed a Notice of Appeal to the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia, which was heard in late July/early August 2017.
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What is an enterprise agreement?Enterprise agreements are agreements made between employers and employees (unless the enterprise agreement is a greenfields agreement) about terms and conditions of employment for the employees involved. The Fair Work Commission deals with disputes arising under the terms of agreements.
Following their appointment by the Minister for Employment in July 2017, three Deputy Commissioners have now commenced their roles at the ABCC. Anthony Southall QC, Cathy Cato and Cliff Pettit each have extensive knowledge of the industry, the agency and possess senior executive management and leadership experience.
What is coercion?
Coercion is the act of organising or taking action, or threatening to organise or take action against someone with the intent to influence that person or another person to do something. Coercion interferes with a person's freedom of choice.
An employee’s pay and conditions, as well as rights and responsibilities, depend on their type of employment.