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Friday November 16, 2018

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Construction Union Says Program Abused for Cheap Labour
Business
Friday February 2 2018

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
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...

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...

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.

Turnbull Plans Union Crackdown
Business
Friday June 23 2017

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
Business
Thursday June 22 2017

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.

Business
Sep 27 2018
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.

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Business
Sep 12 2018
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.

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Commercial
Sep 7 2018
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...

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Business
Sep 7 2018
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.

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Business
Sep 7 2018
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.

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Business
Sep 6 2018
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.

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Mining
Aug 21 2018
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...

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Business
Aug 21 2018
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...

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Business
Aug 8 2018
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.

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