Calling a government worker a “f***ing piece of “s***” could see a senior CFMEU figure temporarily barred from entering Australian construction sites.
The Fair Work Commission has been asked to impose right-of-entry bans ranging from three months to two years on seven union figures, including the swearer, John Perkovic.
The bans are sought by government agency Fair Work Building & Construction, and it follows an adverse Federal Court ruling.
The court fined the union a total $205,100 for improperly entering three Adelaide construction sites.
During one of the visits, CFMEU organiser Mr Perkovic used various insults to belittle and intimidate a government worker, the court found.
A hearing date is yet to be set to consider the bans.
RIGHT-TO-ENTRY BANS SOUGHT FOR CFMEU SEVEN:
- John Perkovic, Organiser, VIC – two years
- Luke Stephenson, former Official SA – two years
- David Bolton, Organiser, SA – two years
- Michael McDermott, Official, ACT – 18 months
- Troy Smart, Organiser, WA – three months
- Anthony Vitler, Organiser, ACT – three months
- Anthony Sloane, Organiser, NSW three months.