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Monday July 23, 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.

CFMEU Threatens Slowdown Over 457 Visa’s
Business
Wednesday June 21 2017

CFMEU Threatens Slowdown Over 457 Visa’s

The CFMEU has threatened to disrupt major Victorian government projects as tens of thousands of workers rallied around the country to protest proposed building laws.

Business
Jul 20 2018
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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Commercial
May 30 2018
Union accused of blocking Victorian Construction sites

The building industry watchdog has launched legal action against the construction union, alleging three representatives illegally blocked access to two Melbourne building sites.

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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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