The country’s largest construction union, the CFMEU has condemned Fair Work Building and Construction (FWBC) over a decision that could result in 74 of its members being fined thousands of dollars for failing to pitch up at work and instead attend a rally without permission.
The members all walked off a Perth job site in February 2013 to attend a rally for local jobs. The site was run by John Holland and the workers were all employees of Crown Construction, a subcontractor for John Holland.
The union is currently considering an appeal. Find out more here.