Media Release
2 Mar 2020

CFMMEU handed hefty penalty in NSW coercion case

The CFMMEU has been hit with a major financial penalty with the Federal Circuit Court penalising the union and five of its officials $486,500. The union was found to have organised unlawful blockades and work disruptions targeting Sydney concreting company De Martin and Gasparini (DMG) in 2015.
Media Release
2 Mar 2020

Full Bench rejects CFMMEU right of entry permit appeal

The Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has upheld a decision to refuse to grant an entry permit to Paul McAleer, NSW Branch Secretary and National Vice President of the Maritime Division of the CFMMEU.
Media Release
27 Feb 2020

Maximum penalty handed down against CFMMEU for abusing Victorian WorkSafe inspector

The Federal Court in Victoria has today penalised the CFMMEU and its senior official Alex Tadic a total of $59,500 for abusing a Victorian WorkSafe official.
Media Release
21 Feb 2020

Penalties Imposed on West Australian Ceiling Company and its Director in ABCC Wages Investigation

The ABCC has this week secured more than $46,000 in penalties and legal costs against West Australian company Big Li Ceiling Pty Ltd and its director Yiting Li.
E-Alert
18 Feb 2020

Australian Government releases Building Code discussion paper

The industrial relations consultation process is currently paused due to disruptions caused by COVID-19. The process will recommence in due course.  
Media Release
14 Feb 2020

Union’s appeal fails in BKH matter in NSW

The Full Federal Court has today largely dismissed the CFMMEU’s appeal against penalties handed down in the October 2018 BKH judgment.
Industry update
13 Feb 2020

Industry Update - February 2020 edition

Welcome to the February 2020 edition of Industry Update, our quarterly online newsletter. Industry Update provides updates on the latest activities of the ABCC, industry trends, and emerging issues.
Media Release
4 Feb 2020

ABCC alleges CFMMEU officials targeted Newcastle crane company as part of concerted campaign

The ABCC has commenced Federal Court action against the CFMMEU and three of its officials alleging they targeted Newcastle crane company Wheeler Cranes because it did not have an enterprise agreement with the union.
Media Release
16 Dec 2019

CFMMEU officials allegedly threaten ‘old school’ tactics at Kiama Aged Care Centre

The ABCC has commenced Federal Court action against the CFMMEU and three of its officials alleging they disrupted a concrete pour during construction of an aged care centre in Kiama, NSW in November 2018.
Media Release
12 Dec 2019

Federal Circuit Court penalises CFMMEU and two officials $156,900 over ‘form of extortion’

The Federal Circuit Court in Sydney has today imposed penalties totaling $156,900 against the CFMMEU and two of its officials after they contrived safety concerns against a crane company and organised work stoppages at three sites.

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