Australian Building and Construction Commissioner
CFMEU, Stephen Long, Gerard Benstead
Justice Bromberg found that CFMEU officials Stephen Long and Gerard Benstead had contravened the adverse action provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 by organising a work stoppage because the head contractor did not agree to provide additional site amenities that Mr Long and Mr Benstead had requested.
Justice Bromberg also found that Mr Long and Mr Benstead had contravened the coercion provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 by organising the work stoppage in order to coerce the head contractor to provide the additional site amenities requested.
Justice Bromberg found that the CFMEU had also contravened the adverse action and coercion provisions by the actions of its employees, Mr Long and Mr Benstead.