Temple v Powell, CFMEUW, McDonald and CFMEU

Applicant: ABCC Inspector Mark Temple 

Respondent(s): Mark Temple, ABCC 

Date filed: 30 November 2006 

Outcome: 

On 23 May 2008 Michael Powell was ordered to pay $3,500, the CFMEUW - $12,000, Joe McDonald - $1,500 and the CFMEU - $18,000.

Background:

The ABCC alleged that on 17 and 18 August 2005, CFMEU and CFMEUW members employed at the Ravensthorpe mine site took strike action for 48 hours, notwithstanding the fact that certified agreements with 5 employers on site had just been finalised. On 25 August 2005, there was a second strike on the site by employees of AGC Industries Pty Ltd who were members of the CFMEU and CFMEUW. This time the strike was for 24 hours.