Media Release
14 Oct 2019

Federal Court penalises “serial offender” CFMMEU for enforcing “no ticket, no start” policy

The Federal Court has today imposed penalties totaling $69,000 against the CFMMEU and its shop steward Kevin Pattinson for preventing an apprentice and electrician from working on a Frankston construction site because they were not members of the union.
Media Release
11 Oct 2019

Aldi blockade leads to $80,000 penalty for CFMMEU, personal payment order for organiser

The Federal Court has today awarded penalties totalling $92,000 against the CFMMEU and an experienced organiser for their involvement in a blockade of Aldi’s Altona store during its construction in 2014.
Media Release
25 Sep 2019

Devine Constructions found to have discriminated as a result of towing CFMMEU line

The Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane has penalised Devine Constructions, its general manager and a senior employee $38,000 for refusing to engage a steel fabrication company because it did not have a CFMEU enterprise agreement.
Media Release
23 Sep 2019

CFMMEU and Head Contractor penalised over $100,000 for discriminating and threatening subcontractor

The Federal Court has imposed penalties totaling $108,875 against the CFMMEU and Harris HMC Interiors for attempting to coerce a demolition subcontractor to make an enterprise agreement with the CFMMEU at the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre in Carlton.
Media Release
20 Sep 2019

Discriminating against subcontractor following CFMMEU threat costs company $575,000

The Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane has today penalised Forest Meiers Construction and its construction manager a total of $35,000 for refusing to engage subcontractor C&K Tiling because the company did not have an enterprise agreement with the CFMMEU.
Media Release
16 Sep 2019

Court exposes ‘contrived’ safety claim: CFMMEU and official penalised $34,500 in Geelong Grammar matter

The Federal Court has handed down penalties totaling $34,500 against the CFMMEU and its former official Brendan Murphy after Mr Murphy was found to have intentionally hindered and obstructed construction work at the Geelong Grammar school in December 2014.
Media Release
22 Jul 2019

ABCC takes action after mass walk-off on Fortitude Valley site

The ABCC has 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.
Industry update
4 Jul 2019

Industry Update - July 2019 edition

Welcome to the July 2019 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 Jul 2019

CFMMEU and Luke Collier penalised $13,500 for safety breach on Barangaroo site

The Federal Circuit Court in Sydney has imposed penalties totaling $13,500 against the CFMMEU and its then organiser Luke Collier after he refused to follow OHS procedures while on the $163 million Barangaroo Headland Park site on 5 March 2014.
Media Release
2 Jul 2019

Queensland contractor to pay $200,000 after discriminating against subbie following CFMMEU threat

The Federal Circuit Court in Brisbane has found Forest Meiers Construction liable to pay $200,000 in compensation for taking adverse action and discriminating against a tiling subcontractor because they did not have an enterprise agreement with the CFMMEU.

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