A court recently ruled that strikes at the Australian Paper Mill, were illegal, scoring a win for the Australian Building and Construction Commission against the unions.

Fines totaling $101,500 have been handed down by the federal court to the Construction Union CFMEU, Manufacturing Union AMWU, Workers Union AWU and 3 officials for a 3 day strike at the Mill’s de-inking project in March 2014.

The judge found the conduct of the union was not as “grossly lawless” as in previous cases but he stressed the importance that the union understand the importance of the boundaries of lawful conduct in the prosecution of disputes.

Read more at http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/unions-fined-100k-after-vic-mill-strikes/news-story/983a0373e7094bf44fed42dcfcc6acde

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