Seamus Flynn v Construction, Forestry, Mining, Energy Union (CFMEU) & Justin Feehan
Applicant: ABCC Inspector Seamus Flynn
Respondent(s): CFMEU, Justin Feehan
Date filed: 27 May 2009
The Federal Magistrates Court found the CFMEU, and its official Justin Feehan contravened s.38 of the Building and Construction Industry Improvement Act (2005) at the Flinders University site in Bedford Park, South Australia by holding a meeting with CFMEU members on 30 May 2008 outside the site and encouraging them not to return to work. The workers did not work for the remainder of the day.
Federal Magistrate Simpson imposed penalties of $17,000 on the CFMEU and a penalty of $3,000 on Mr Feehan.
view the reported case at: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/FMCA/2011/32.html