Wayne Jenkinson v Wayne Carter and Construction, Forestry, Mining & Energy Union (CFMEU)

Applicant: ABCC Inspector Wayne Jenkinson

Respondent(s): Wayne Carter and CFMEU

Date filed: 11 January 2010

Court Findings:

On 8 June 2010 the Federal Magistrates Court in Brisbane found CFMEU Organiser Wayne Carter contravened the Workplace Relations Act 1996 by acting in an improper manner and misrepresenting his rights as a permit holder when he entered the Procast Australia site in Heathwood, Qld.

In December 2008, Mr Carter provided Procast with an entry notice. On the following day, Mr Carter entered the site and was asked to leave the site when he attempted to talk to the workers. After being asked to leave, Mr Carter assaulted a Procast employee twice and refused to leave the site.

Court Outcome:

The court imposed penalties totalling $8,800 on Mr Carter.

view the reported case at: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/FMCA/2010/462.html