The ABCC's recent good run against the CFMMEU has continued after the FWC confirmed a high-profile union leader seeking a new entry permit would first have to plumb 14 years of internal communications to ascertain what role, if any, he had in trying to temper the organisation's rule-breaking ways.
In the wake of the hasty passage of legislation six months ago to enable the CFMMEU's mining division to go its own way, the Attorney-General's Department says that eligible constituent parts of unions and other registered organisations can apply to demerge if they have amalgamated since early 1991.
The CFMMEU's mining and energy division has asked the FWC to expedite the hearing of its demerger application because of the union's civil war, in correspondence revealing its substantial assets and its proposed new name, while the Commission has today timetabled a case dealing with threshold matters.
The MUA has created a new non-voting "supporter" membership category that will seek to enrol community members and capitalise on the the substantial support it has built through its long history of campaigning on a wide range of political and social change movements.
The FWC has decided to stay elements of an AFAP rule change decision that enables it to compete with AIPA to represent all Qantas mainline pilots, unless it gives an undertaking today that it won't encourage them to join until the determination of an appeal.
The UWU told the FWC this morning that a proposed enterprise union now has the company's IR manager – an advocate of "union-free" workplaces – holding a key leadership position, as it seeks to convince the Commission to reject the entity's registration application.
The Federal Court has this afternoon rejected the CFMMEU's bid to stay an injunction that effectively stopped it passing a resolution aimed at frustrating its mining and energy division's demerger plans.
The Federal Court has this morning issued an injunction to stymie the agenda for a CFMMEU national executive meeting that was to begin this afternoon, after the union's mining and energy division claimed that if it proceeded the construction and general division would start poaching its members.