Michelle Cozadinos v Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), Danny Berardi and Robert Mates

Applicant: ABCC Inspector Michelle Cozadinos

Respondent(s): CFMEU, Danny Berardi, Robert Mates

Date filed: 30 January 2009

Court Findings:

The Federal Court of Australia found the CFMEU and Mr Mates had both contravened s38 and s43 of the BCII Act by engaging in industrial action and instituting work restrictions with the purpose of coercing the head contractor at the Caulfield Grammar site in Melbourne in March 2007 to engage a building employee.

Court Outcome:

Justice Marshall imposed penalties of $20,000 against the CFMEU. Mr Mates was penalised $5,000.

view the reported case at: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/FCA/2010/48.html