CFMEU to Protest Outside Perth Court

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Construction workers say they’ll protest outside the Federal Court in Perth as dozens of their colleagues face big fines for downing tools to attend a rally.

Fair Work Building and Construction issued summonses to 76 CFMEU members after they attended the rally outside the office of West Australian Premier Colin Barnett in February last year, calling for more local jobs in major resources projects.

They had stopped working at the $1.2 billion Perth Children’s Hospital project to attend the event.

The 76 union members each face fines of $10,200.

The protest is scheduled to start at 9am.

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