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Vic Union Bosses Continue Blackmail Fight
Business
Friday December 8 2017

Vic Union Bosses Continue Blackmail Fight

Two Victorian union officials accused of blackmailing construction company executives may never face trial if they succeed in getting the charges dismissed.

CFMEU Tried to Force Queensland Workers to Join
Business
Tuesday November 14 2017

CFMEU Tried to Force Queensland Workers to Join

The Federal Court has fined the CFMEU and two officials for trying to force workers to sign up and join the union at a central Queensland...

Federal Judge Slams CFMEU
Business
Tuesday October 31 2017

Federal Judge Slams CFMEU

A Federal Court judge has slammed the behaviour of Australia’s biggest construction union, arguing that the union had a history of unlawful behaviour and was using...

CFMEU Wins Vic Building Site Court Case
Business
Wednesday October 25 2017

CFMEU Wins Vic Building Site Court Case

The Federal Court has issued fines to a construction engineering company which twice turned away a union official from a work site.

CFMEU Stung $100K for Victoria Site Ban
Business
Tuesday October 24 2017

CFMEU Stung $100K for Victoria Site Ban

The "militant" CFMEU has been fined almost $100,000 for banning contractors from a Victorian building site because they hadn't paid their membership fees but a judge...

Unions Fined Millions In Record Judegment
Business
Friday September 15 2017

Unions Fined Millions In Record Judegment

The nation’s biggest building union has been hit with millions of dollars in fines over conduct in which a judge has said that it was not...

Federal Government Moves to Block CFMEU Merger
Business
Monday August 14 2017

Federal Government Moves to Block CFMEU Merger

The Federal Government is moving to block the creation of a super-union involving the nation’s biggest maritime and construction unions, media reports suggest.

Labor Fails to Stop New Building Code
Safety
Monday August 14 2017

Labor Fails to Stop New Building Code

An attempt by the Labor Party to prevent the introduction of a new Code which sets out rules in respect of workplace relations which will apply...

Boral and CFMEU Dispute Placing Jobs at Risk
Business
Wednesday July 5 2017

Boral and CFMEU Dispute Placing Jobs at Risk

About 100 NSW workers could be made redundant over an enterprise bargaining dispute between the CFMEU and building and construction material company Boral.

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Stand Up, Fight Back: Unions Rally Support

Both major parties will come under pressure to introduce new laws that send bosses to jail over workplace deaths, as union heavyweights call for renewed attacks...

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Business
Mar 27 2018
Tensions Rise Between ABCC & CFMEU

The national construction watchdog has spent thousands of dollars on what a federal judge has described as a "storm in a tea cup" over two mates...

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Mining
Mar 9 2018
Mining Group Appeals New Super Union

The Australian Mines and Minerals Association has lodged an appeal against the creation of a super union.

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Residential
Mar 7 2018
Builders Fear Super-union's Economic Power

Builders warn a new super-union featuring the CFMEU and dock workers will have the power to hold Australia's supply chains to ransom.

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Business
Mar 7 2018
CFMEU and MUA Merge to Form Super-union

The CFMEU is about to get another 'M' after the Fair Work Commission approved a merger of three of Australia's most prominent unions.

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Business
Feb 27 2018
CFMEU Fined for Stopping Victoria Painters

Australia's biggest construction industry union has copped a heavy fine for stopping two painters from working at a Melbourne site because their memberships had lapsed.

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Business
Feb 6 2018
WA Builder Locks Out Workers, Shuts Sites

One of Western Australia's largest builders, Cooper and Oxley, has suspended operations because of financial viability problems, leaving subcontractors out of pocket and the company's future...

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