The ABCC has commenced Federal Court action against the CFMMEU and seven officials alleging they targeted Wollongong crane company WGC Cranes and its workers as part of a campaign to coerce the company to sign up to a new CFMMEU enterprise agreement.
During the campaign it is alleged WGC Cranes’ workers were spat at, called dogs and scabs and were photographed and filmed with images being uploaded on to the CFMMEU’s Facebook page where they were further subjected to abuse and intimidation.
The ABCC has commenced action in the Federal Court alleging the conduct of the CFMMEU, its Queensland State Secretary Michael Ravbar and two organisers led to work being halted during a critical bridge construction on the upgrade of the Bruce Highway from Caloundra to Sunshine Motorway.
The ABCC will be seeking personal payment orders against Mr Hynes and Mr Ravbar.
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.
It is further alleged Mr Fissenden threatened to prevent the shopfitting company that engaged the worker from undertaking work at the site on 10 March 2019 until the worker’s union fees were paid.
The ABCC commenced proceedings in the Federal Court alleging 66 employees of various subcontractors and a labour hire company on a Fortitude Valley site engaged in unlawful industrial action.
The ABCC is alleging the work stoppage took place on 11 September 2018 after two CFMMEU officials met with in excess of 100 employees at the FV1 – Stage 2 Project, located on Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. The project involved the construction of around 267 residential apartments and 50 short-term units.