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Fair Work Commissioner cleared of bias over ‘smokebomb’ comment
Employment June 5, 2019 9:34 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The Fair Work Commission has dismissed an appeal by the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union challenging a decision by a commissioner to not […]

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CFMMEU fined $55,000 for pressuring worker to join union
Employment March 8, 2019 9:32 pm By Miklos Bolza

The CFMMEU has been hit with a $55,080 penalty after a judge found the union pressured a landscaper to join despite only being contracted to […]

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CFMMEU abused safety officer at Qube work site, ABCC says in new action
Employment March 4, 2019 7:42 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Australian Building and Construction Commission has brought a new lawsuit against the CFMMEU, alleging the union organised unlawful industrial action and verbally abused a […]

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High Court rejects CFMMEU’s appeal of $306,000 fine
Construction December 6, 2018 11:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy union has lost its bid to be heard by the High Court of Australia after an appeals court […]

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Watchdog wants $505K penalty for union’s poor record-keeping
Employment September 25, 2018 10:26 pm By Miklos Bolza

The Registered Organisations Commissioner is seeking a $505,000 penalty against the CEPU for record-keeping breaches, despite the union’s claim that the conduct was not deliberate. […]

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CFMMEU warned of deregistration risk for ‘aberrant’ conduct
Employment August 14, 2018 11:42 pm By Christine Caulfield

The CFMMEU must force “systemic behavioural change” on its construction division, a majority Full Federal Court said Tuesday in upholding a fine of $306,000 for […]

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Judge won’t split trial against CFMEU three ways
Employment May 29, 2018 10:07 pm By Miklos Bolza

A Federal Court judge has refused an interlocutory application to split an upcoming trial in a case by the building watchdog against the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, […]

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Judge ‘stunned’ at ill-prepared union watchdog
Employment May 31, 2018 9:17 pm By Miklos Bolza

A lawyer for the Registered Organisations Commission faced the ire of a Federal Court judge on Thursday when he admitted he had no instructions on […]

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CFMEU, officials hit with $800k fines over work stoppages
Employment March 9, 2018 7:12 pm By Jennifer Cooke

The Construction, Forestry, Energy and Mining Union and 19 of its officials involved in a protracted dispute on two multi-million dollar building sites in Brisbane […]

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