Media Release
27 Jul 2018

CFMMEU and officials fined $137,590 for cavalier and reprehensible attitude

The Federal Court has today imposed penalties totaling $137,590 against the CFMMEU and three of its officials for unlawfully entering an Adelaide worksite on four occasions between April and July 2014. The Court imposed the following penalties:
Media Release
17 Jul 2018

ABCC launches campaign to help secure subcontractors’ payments

Australian Building and Construction Commissioner Stephen McBurney today launched a national campaign aimed at security of payments for subcontractors in the building and construction sector.
Media Release
27 Jun 2018

CFMMEU officials facing court for allegedly stopping crane on Devonport construction site

The ABCC has commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against the CFMMEU and two of its officials for allegedly contravening right of entry laws at the Living City Project in Devonport, Tasmania.
Media Release
25 Jun 2018

Landmark ruling: CFMMEU official to feel sting of penalties for breaking the law; union penalty almost doubled

In a significant decision today the Full Federal Court confirmed it will order a CFMMEU official to personally pay his penalty for breaking the law, without seeking or receiving financial assistance from the union. 
Media Release
22 Jun 2018

Federal Court: CFMMEU senior leadership condoned lawbreaking; $142,000 penalty imposed

The Federal Court has imposed total penalties of $142,000 on the CFMMEU and three of its officials for taking coercive action at a Carlton building site in March 2015 on the basis that senior CFMMEU leadership condoned the contravening conduct.
Media Release
14 Jun 2018

Court penalises CFMMEU and official for threatening and abusing workers

The Federal Court has penalised the CFMMEU and its official Bradley Upton $51,300 for abusing and threatening construction workers on the Gorgon LNG Project in Western Australia.
E-Alert
5 Jun 2018

Minimum wage increase – make sure you are paying the right rate

On Friday 1 June 2018 the Fair Work Commission announced a 3.5% increase to the minimum wage. The increase applies from the first full pay period starting on or after 1 July 2018. The increase affects the minimum wage in modern awards, as well as allowances that are based on the minimum rate of pay.
Media Release
29 May 2018

First claim of unlawful picketing filed in Court over alleged CFMMEU blockade in Melbourne

The ABCC has commenced the first case alleging contraventions of the new unlawful picketing provisions against the CFMMEU and three of its representatives for an alleged blockade of two Melbourne sites in May 2017.
Media Release
28 May 2018

CFMMEU officials to face court for alleged right of entry breaches

Two CFMMEU officials are facing allegations in the Federal Court that they breached right of entry laws at the $222 million Monash Freeway upgrade project in 2017.
E-Alert
24 May 2018

CFMEU and MUA amalgamation does NOT impact validity of CFMEU or MUA right of entry permits under the Fair Work Act

On Tuesday 27 March 2018, the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU), Maritime Union of Australia (MUA), and Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia (TCFUA) amalgamated. The new organisation is called the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU).

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