The ABCC has commenced seven new court proceedings since the last edition of Industry Update:

ABCC alleges apprentice and electrician told to “get off” Frankston construction project because they were not CFMMEU members

The ABCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against the CFMMEU and its shop steward, Kevin Pattinson, for allegedly preventing an electrician and apprentice from working on a Melbourne site because they were not members of a union.

The case concerns the Monash Peninsula Student Accommodation Project in Frankston on 13 September 2018. Both workers were employed by a solar electrical subcontractor on site.

ABCC launches legal action against CFMMEU alleging coercion, adverse action and unlawful industrial action on QLD building site

The ABCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court alleging the CFMMEU and two of its officials, including assistant Queensland state secretary Jade Ingham, engaged in coercion, adverse action and organised unlawful industrial action.

The alleged contraventions occurred at the 40 storey Qube project in Broadbeach in October 2017. 

ABCC launches legal action against AMWU and two of its organisers for alleged threat on Melbourne site

The ABCC has launched proceedings against the AMWU and two of its organisers after they allegedly threatened to shut down a Melbourne site unless the employer hired several workers.

It is alleged that AMWU organisers Zeljko Cimbora and Toby Paterson made the threat at the NewCold 1 site office on 17 October 2017.

ABCC takes Victorian builder to court for allegedly terminating worker who asked about his pay

The ABCC has commenced proceedings against a Victorian building company, SWAT Building Systems, and its director, Ilias Lymberatos. The ABCC alleges that a worker was underpaid more than $22,500 and had his employment terminated by his employer when he requested his back pay.

ABCC launches case against CFMMEU in NT over threats and intimidation at Palmerston Police Station site

The ABCC has commenced proceedings against the CFMMEU and six of its Queensland-based officials alleging they intimidated NT Worksafe Inspectors and demanded that the head contractor shut down construction at the Palmerston Police Station site.

In addition to the allegation of intimidation, the ABCC is also claiming the union officials engaged in adverse action, coercion and misrepresentation while at the site and acted in an improper manner while exercising right of entry.

QLD Work Health & Safety officer allegedly threatened and abused by CFMMEU official during site entry

The ABCC has commenced legal proceedings against the CFMMEU and one of its Queensland officials, Roland Cummins, after he allegedly called a Queensland Work Health and Safety officer a “f****ing dog” during a disagreement at the Cairns Performing Arts Centre.

Legal action against CFMMEU and two officials for allegedly threatening and abusive language

The CFMMEU and two of its officials face court action for allegedly acting in an aggressive and threatening manner and calling subcontractor Enco’s general manager a “f…ing, dog, c..t” during a site entry in Brisbane last year.

The ABCC alleges CFMMEU official Blake Hynes acted in an improper manner while exercising right of entry at the Logan Enhancement Project in August 2018 and that another CFMMEU official Beau Seiffert, aided and abetted the conduct.