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New twist as Jackson declares she is bankrupt

Former HSU national secretary Kathy Jackson is now an undischarged bankrupt, throwing doubt on the civil proceedings in which the union is seeking to recover about $1.3 million.

'Thieving' Alex accused of grubby deals with officials to rip off workers

The Heydon Royal Commission witnessed fiery exchanges during the cross-examination of Sydney identity George Alex on Friday after the lawyer for a CFMEU "whistleblower" accused him of being a “thief” who did “grubby deals” with the union's officials to “rip off workers”.

Entry permit rorts performed with HSU leader's full knowledge: FWC

HSU Victorian No. 1 branch general manager Kimberley Kitching completed tests required to gain entry permits for officials in early 2013 with the "knowledge and authorisation" of branch secretary Diana Asmar, the Fair Work Commission found today.



CFMEU's 'Sparkles' Parker denies friendship with Alex

CFMEU construction and general division NSW branch secretary Brian Parker today continued to deny having a personal relationship with Sydney identity George Alex, despite almost 20 telephone recordings that suggest the contrary.


TWU-Toll deal doesn't contravene competition laws: ACCC

The ACCC won't pursue side-deeds under which the TWU agreed to "audit" transport giant Toll Holdings' major competitors and the company directed up to $150,000 a year to the union’s training company.

FWC axes AWU-Cleanevent "sweetheart" deal

The Fair Work Commission has terminated a Work Choices agreement between the AWU and a Spotless subsidiary that saved the employer about $2 million a year in wages and penalty rates.

"Unfathomable" that staffers would lie: Cbus head

The Cbus superannuation fund found it "incomprehensible" that two senior managers would lie about leaking members’ personal information to the CFMEU, the Heydon Royal Commission heard today.