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Fair Work Building and Construction News

Tuesday December 11, 2018

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Construction Workplace Relations Penalties Soar
Business
Tuesday October 18 2016

Construction Workplace Relations Penalties Soar

The amount of fines and penalties imposed for breaches of workplace relations law within the building and construction industry has soared by 30 percent, a new...

Building Watchdog Cut Funding to Oversight Body
Business
Thursday October 6 2016

Building Watchdog Cut Funding to Oversight Body

Australia’s watchdog for workplace relations within the building and construction industry cut funding to a body which is tasked with the oversight of its executive powers,...

Building Cop Goes After Non-Compliant Employers
Business
Tuesday August 30 2016

Building Cop Goes After Non-Compliant Employers

Employers throughout the building and construction industry in Australia who discriminate against suppliers who do not have union agreements and who otherwise engage in workplace relations...

CFMEU in court over Comm Games delays
Business
Monday June 6 2016

CFMEU in court over Comm Games delays

The CFMEU is facing a possible Federal Court injunction after it was accused of deliberately disrupting work on a key Gold Coast Commonwealth Games project with...

Federal Court judge slams Fair Work case against CFMEU
Business
Friday April 8 2016

Federal Court judge slams Fair Work case against CFMEU

A Federal Court judge has labelled a Fair Work lawsuit against the CFMEU and a number of its officers an "an abuse of process".

Charges Dismissed Against CFMEU Official
Business
Tuesday February 23 2016

Charges Dismissed Against CFMEU Official

A court has thrown out a charge of intimidation that was laid against a construction union official in the wake of the trade union royal commission.

Ex-Qld CFMEU Boss Facing Court Action
Business
Friday February 5 2016

Ex-Qld CFMEU Boss Facing Court Action

Former Queensland CFMEU President David Hanna is facing court action for breaching right-of-entry laws and getting into an altercation with site managers at a Fortitude Valley...

Union Officials Fined Thousands for “Abusive and Misleading” Conduct
Safety
Friday September 11 2015

Union Officials Fined Thousands for “Abusive and Misleading” Conduct

The Federal Court has handed down a huge fine to the CFMEU and two of its officials, one of whom told a project manager he was...

Union Movement Takes Abbott to United Nations
Business
Friday September 11 2015

Union Movement Takes Abbott to United Nations

Australia’s largest building and construction union is spearheading an international legal challenge against the Federal Government's building industry watchdog, claiming up to 500 workers across various...