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Major Hospital Action Lands Construction Union $277k fine

The CFMEU and 7 of its officials have been slapped with a $277,000 fine after being found guilty of illegally blockading the work site of a major construction site. The court handed down the fine after it found the union

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Union fined $100k after Vic Mill Strikes

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

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Days wasted due to Industrial Action

According to Employment Minister Michaelia Cash, the number of days lost to industrial action due to the construction union is evident of the fact that the construction watchdog needs to be reinstated. Minister Cash says there is a need to

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Michaelia Cash calls for return of Australian Building and Construction Commission

The Employment Minister Michaelia Cash has called for the reinstatement of the construction industry watchdog. Earlier this month the minister called for the return of the Australian Building and Construction Commission following the decision by the  Federal Court to once

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Builder Paid Union Official to Avoid Stop Work Orders

A builder in the ACT has told the Royal Commission into trade unions that he paid the wife of a CFMEU official $30,000 to avoid “getting on the wrong side” of the union and to avoid the union issuing stop

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CFMEU Accused of Intimidation in Canberra

The CFMEU has been accused of intimidation and harassment by members of Master Builders ACT. In a survey of Master Builders members 71 per cent of respondents claimed they had been verbally intimidated by a representative of the union and

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CFMEU Concerned about Industries Failure to make Payments

An article recently ran on the Abc.net.au website which is extremely relevant for workers and employers in the construction industry. The construction union has expressed concern about the SA building industry’s inability or failure to make industry fund payments on

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Thousands of Construction Workers Rally in the Name of Workplace Safety

Construction site safety in Melbourne has become a matter of contention recently which has pitted authorities and large construction firms against workers and unions, culminating in a massive rally in the Melbourne CBD. Melbourne has some of the worst construction

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White Card Update: Imported Material Tainted with Asbestos

The Construction Union is concerned about the incident involving asbestos being found in structures imported from Indonesia. The union has warned its members about the incident and issued an alert to educate workers. Strangely the importation of asbestos products was

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