The ABCC has commenced 12 new court proceedings since the last edition of Industry Update: 

ABCC takes court action over unlawful picket of Sydney crane company

The ABCC has filed Federal Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and several of its NSW officials over alleged unlawful pickets of a Sydney-based crane company on 25 and 30 January 2019. 

The allegations also include related threats made against the company’s managing director in October 2018.   

ABCC alleges right of entry breach against Tasmanian CFMMEU official

The ABCC has commenced Federal Court action in Tasmania alleging the CFMMEU and its official Richard Hassett breached Federal right of entry laws at the Cattle Hill Wind Farm project site in Lake Echo earlier this year. 

ABCC takes legal action against CEPU over unlawful industrial action

The ABCC has commenced Federal Court action against the CEPU and four of its officials following separate incidents at the Sydney Metro Trains Facility Site in Rouse Hill on 17 and 18 October and 14 December 2016. 

ABCC alleges labour hire company and contractor discriminated against worker because of age

The ABCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against labour hire company, Corestaff WA, and contractor, Gumala Enterprises, alleging they discriminated against a worker because of his age. 

CFMMEU to face court for alleged coordinated strike action across Perth Airport rail sites

The ABCC has commenced proceedings against the CFMMEU and three of its officers, including WA State Secretary Michael Buchan, alleging they organised unlawful industrial action across three Perth Airport rail sites and were involved in a picket at the head contractor’s office. 

ABCC takes court action against ACT CFMMEU over alleged unlawful picket and coercion

The ABCC has commenced Federal Court action in the ACT alleging the CFMMEU and five officials attempted to coerce a Canberra-based civil engineering company to make an enterprise agreement with the CFMMEU.  

CEPU to face court for alleged coercion and work stoppage on a Brisbane site

The ABCC has commenced proceedings against the CEPU, the State Secretary of its Plumbing Division Gary O’Halloran and its official Andrew Blakely alleging that they organised unlawful industrial action and coerced a contractor at the Southpoint A site in Brisbane. 

ABCC alleges CFMMEU official racially abused safety supervisor

The ABCC has commenced legal proceedings in the Federal Court against the CFMMEU and its official John Windus alleging he racially abused a safety supervisor at a Perth construction site in February this year. 

CFMMEU to face court after alleged threat, abuse and work stoppages at Melbourne site

The ABCC has commenced proceedings against the CFMMEU and three of its officials alleging they organised unlawful industrial action, contravened right of entry laws and threatened to shut down the Melbourne University Veterinary School project site in Werribee. 

Legal action launched against the CFMMEU over alleged work stoppage and coercion on Townsville Stadium site

The ABCC has commenced Federal Court proceedings against the CFMMEU and its official Grant Harradine, alleging they organised unlawful industrial action on four consecutive days in a bid to pressure subcontractor, PJ Walsh, to sign a CFMMEU enterprise agreement at the Townsville Stadium site. 

CFMMEU officials stop workers over one hour pay claim

The ABCC has commenced legal proceedings in the Federal Court against the CFMMEU and two of its organisers, Anthony Sloane and Brendan Holl, after they stopped workers on a Sydney construction site in February 2018.  

ABCC takes court action against AWU and 53 employees alleging three-day strike

The ABCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against the AWU and two of its officials alleging they organised a three-day strike at a steel manufacturer for major construction projects in Melbourne late last year.