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.
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.
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).
Industry update
3 May 2018

Industry Update April-May 2018

Welcome to the April - May 2018 edition of Industry update, our bi-monthly online newsletter.  Industry Update provides updates on the latest activities of the ABCC, industry trends, and emerging issues.
Media Release
24 Apr 2018

CFMMEU and seven officials penalised $522,000 for month-long work stoppages across Brisbane sites

The CFMMEU and seven of its officials have been penalised $522,000 by the Federal Court for month-long strikes and work stoppages at construction sites across six Brisbane sites in 2016.
Media Release
9 Apr 2018

CFMEU and its site delegate to face court for forcing worker to pay union fees

A CFMEU site delegate, Peter D’Arcy, is facing allegations in the Federal Circuit Court that he forced a worker to join the union and pay union fees at a site in Toowoomba. It is alleged the CFMEU is liable for the delegate’s conduct.
Media Release
9 Mar 2018

CFMEU and 19 officials penalised $817,500 for “deliberate, flagrant and systematic” campaign in Queensland

The CFMEU and 19 of its officials have been penalised $817,500 after they shut down two major Brisbane sites in a “deliberate, flagrant and systematic” campaign aimed at forcing the sites’ head contractor to sign a CFMEU enterprise agreement.
Media Release
26 Feb 2018

Court penalises CFMEU “gatekeeper” for enforcing ‘no-ticket, no-start’ on Melbourne construction site

The Federal Court today imposed penalties totalling $105,000 against the CFMEU and a shop steward for stopping two workers, who were not financial members of the CFMEU, from working on the Quest Apartments construction site in Melbourne.