Media Release
8 Mar 2019

Court orders near maximum penalties after finding worker told CFMMEU he would be “working for nothing” if made to join union on Toowoomba site

The Federal Circuit Court has imposed total penalties of $55,080 against the CFMMEU and its site delegate after he pressured a landscaper to join the union despite only being contracted to work on a Toowoomba building site for a couple of days.
Media Release
4 Mar 2019

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. 
Media Release
26 Feb 2019

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.
Media Release
25 Feb 2019

Court imposes penalties on the CFMMEU and Hutchinson Builders for a ‘deliberate’ CFMMEU attempt to ‘thwart’ government officers

The Federal Circuit Court has imposed total penalties of $35,700 against the CFMMEU and its representative Mark O’Brien and former official Michael Myles, after workers at a South Brisbane apartment site downed their tools in response to a visit by Queensland Government officers.
Media Release
18 Feb 2019

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.
Media Release
4 Feb 2019

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.
Media Release
17 Jan 2019

ABCC reaches major milestone

The Australian Building and Construction Commission has reached a major milestone assessing 5000 enterprise agreements for compliance with the Code for the Tendering and Performance of Building Work 2016 since its establishment in December 2016.
Media Release
15 Jan 2019

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.
Media Release
15 Jan 2019

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.
Media Release
20 Dec 2018

Contractor DMG issued formal warning following Building Code breach

A New South Wales concrete pumping and placement company has been issued a formal warning for its breach of the 2016 Building Code after the Federal Court found the contractor unlawfully threatened to dismiss workers during enterprise agreement negotiations.

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