Media Release
21 Oct 2019

Adelaide rally – know your rights and responsibilities

South Australian construction employees and their employers are being reminded to understand their rights and responsibilities ahead of Wednesday’s planned rally in the CBD.
Media Release
21 Oct 2019

ABCC annual report highlights its role as a full-service regulator

The Australian Building and Construction Commission’s 2018-19 Annual Report has been tabled in Federal Parliament today and is available on the Commission’s website.
E-Alert
21 Oct 2019

Adelaide rally – what are your rights and obligations?

If you work in the South Australian construction industry, you should make sure you understand your rights and responsibilities ahead of the planned rally in the Adelaide CBD on Wednesday, 23 October 2019. Employees who are rostered to work and want to attend the rally should get permission to take time off work from their employer.
Media Release
14 Oct 2019

Federal Court penalises “serial offender” CFMMEU for enforcing “no ticket, no start” policy

The Federal Court has today imposed penalties totaling $69,000 against the CFMMEU and its shop steward Kevin Pattinson for preventing an apprentice and electrician from working on a Frankston construction site because they were not members of the union.
Media Release
11 Oct 2019

Aldi blockade leads to $80,000 penalty for CFMMEU, personal payment order for organiser

The Federal Court has today awarded penalties totalling $92,000 against the CFMMEU and an experienced organiser for their involvement in a blockade of Aldi’s Altona store during its construction in 2014.
Media Release
10 Oct 2019

CFMMEU and its site delegate to face court for allegedly coercing worker to join union on Sunshine Coast site

The ABCC has taken legal action against the CFMMEU and its delegate James Fissenden alleging in March this year they threatened to prevent a shopfitter from working at the Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre site in Maroochydore until he joined the union.
Media Release
25 Sep 2019

Devine Constructions found to have discriminated as a result of towing CFMMEU line

The Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane has penalised Devine Constructions, its general manager and a senior employee $38,000 for refusing to engage a steel fabrication company because it did not have a CFMEU enterprise agreement.
Media Release
23 Sep 2019

CFMMEU and Head Contractor penalised over $100,000 for discriminating and threatening subcontractor

The Federal Court has imposed penalties totaling $108,875 against the CFMMEU and Harris HMC Interiors for attempting to coerce a demolition subcontractor to make an enterprise agreement with the CFMMEU at the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre in Carlton.
Media Release
20 Sep 2019

Discriminating against subcontractor following CFMMEU threat costs company $575,000

The Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane has today penalised Forest Meiers Construction and its construction manager a total of $35,000 for refusing to engage subcontractor C&K Tiling because the company did not have an enterprise agreement with the CFMMEU.
Media Release
16 Sep 2019

Court exposes ‘contrived’ safety claim: CFMMEU and official penalised $34,500 in Geelong Grammar matter

The Federal Court has handed down penalties totaling $34,500 against the CFMMEU and its former official Brendan Murphy after Mr Murphy was found to have intentionally hindered and obstructed construction work at the Geelong Grammar school in December 2014.

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