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
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.
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