Melissa Martino v Adrian McLoughlin

Applicant: ABCC Inspector Melissa Martino

Respondent(s): Adrian McLoughlin

Date filed: 26 February 2007

Tribunal Findings:

On 29 August 2007 the Australian Industrial Relations Commission suspended CFMEU Organiser Adrian McLoughlin’s Federal Right of Entry permit until 31 October 2007 and ordered him to complete appropriate training about his rights and responsibilities as a permit holder.

The ABCC instituted proceedings against CFMEU official, Adrian McLoughlin, seeking the revocation of his permit due to his alleged unlawful conduct at four different building sites between June 2006 and December 2006.

Tribunal Outcome:

The Commission found Mr McLoughlin:

  • Persistently failed to produce his right of entry permit when requested;

  • Failed to comply with reasonable Occupational Health and Safety requirements and

  • Disrupted work by convening a union meeting during work hours when it could have been held during meal or other breaks.

McLoughlin’s permit was suspended for 2 months.