The Federal Court has ordered the CFMEU and a delegate to pay almost $100,000 in penalties for the coercion involved when he prevented a subcontractor's employee from working on a job because he wasn't a union member.
A court has found a delegate liable as an accessory for adverse action after he stood by and failed to correct the record when an organiser told workers they would be removed from a construction site if they refused to join the union.
A tribunal has ordered an employer to allow the CFMEU entry to a major freeway construction site to investigate suspected breaches of OHS laws amid claims of threats directed towards its "stressed and anxious" members.
An Australia Post employee who two decades ago won the support of then shadow IR minister John Howard in postal union elections has failed to win his job back after an FWC full bench rejected his appeal.
The Federal Court has today fined a Melbourne painting & decorating firm and its director almost $20,000 for texting workers and telling them they must be members of the CFMEU before starting on-site work.
Despite securing almost $2 million in penalties against non-compliant players in the construction industry over 12 months, the FWBC's director says that it is losing the fight to restore law and order on building sites.
A contracts manager and a team leader of a construction company that took adverse action against a subcontractor it refused to hire because its enterprise agreement wasn't endorsed by the CFMEU have been fined almost $2,000 each for the part they played in their employer's contraventions.
The FWC has concluded it has no power to intervene in a dispute over whether construction company Laing O'Rourke can direct workers on the Ichthys LNG project to remove union stickers from their hard hats.