Warren Cruse v Freshmore (Vic) Pty Ltd

Applicant: ABCC Inspector Warren Cruse

Respondent(s): Freshmore (Vic) Pty Ltd

Date filed: 2 August 2005

Court Findings:

The Federal Court of Australia found Freshmore (Vic) Pty Ltd and Maxim Electrical Services (Aust) Pty Ltd had contravened s187AA(1) of the Workplace Relations Act by paying strike pay on 5 August 2003.

In August 2003 there was unprotected industrial action at the Three Towers construction site in Melbourne.

Court Outcome:

Justice Merkel imposed a penalty of $1000 on Freshmore (Vic) Pty Ltd and a penalty of $900 on Maxim Electrical Services (Aust) Pty Ltd.