The nation’s biggest building industry union and seven of its officials have been fined a total of $277,000 after being found guilty of illegally blockading the work site of a major hospital construction site.

In its latest decision, the Federal Court has handed down penalties totally $277,000 to the union and seven of its officials over conduct involving illegal blockades of the $1.2 billion Perth Children’s Hospital Project. On one occasion, around 400 people blockaded the main entrance, preventing a large concrete pour involving…