Construction Union Says Program Abused for Cheap Labour
Program intended for workers beneficial to Canada is used to fill construction jobs at lower wages, says union study.
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
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...
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
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...
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.
Turnbull Plans Union Crackdown
Unions could be deregistered for being "dysfunctional" and union officials banned under a new wave of industrial laws.
Police Investigate CFMEU Setka Threats
Police have been asked to investigate "thuggish" threats by the CFMEU boss to expose Australian Building and Construction Commission inspectors.
Bill to Get Tougher on Unions Suffers Blow
A push to make it easier to deregister unions and disqualify officials has suffered a blow, with a key crossbench senator signalling he won't support it.
Employers Urge Senators to Back Union Bill
A major employer body is ramping up pressure on crossbench senators to pass draft laws making it easier to disqualify rogue unions and their officials.
Workers Walk at Hobart Hospital Over Pay
More than one hundred plasterers have indefinitely walked off the job at Hobart's major hospital over a pay dispute but the end date for the redevelopment...
Workplace Disputes Hover Around Record Low
Industrial disputes have doubled as tensions rise between unions and the coalition government but they remain at historically low levels.
Unions Protest Against ABCC in Sydney
Thousands of union members have marched through Sydney's CBD to protest against the federal government's building and construction watchdog.
PM Scott Morrison Picks Fight with CFMMEU
Australia's powerful construction union is fighting for its survival after the prime minister flagged a pre-election industrial relations battle.
BHP Sends Work Offshore, Angers Union
BHP has awarded a major steelwork contract for its new South Flank mine in the central Pilbara to a Chinese company, drawing the ire of the...
Building Union Court Fines Keep Climbing
Australia's construction union and two of its officials have been collectively fined more than $270,000 for breaching right-of-entry laws over a regional Victorian project, adding to...
Public Service Chief Lloyd Attacks Unions
One of Australia's top bureaucrats has fired a parting shot at unions, warning Labor's plan to abolish the construction watchdog would be seriously retrograde.