UFU national secretary Peter Marshall has asked the Federal Court to appoint an administrator to the federal union's Queensland branch, following a mass resignation of officers and delegates last year.
The CFMMEU's manufacturing division is seeking damages for the alleged negligence of a former organiser who is suing it at the same time as he is planning to challenge divisional Victorian secretary Michael O'Connor in delayed union elections.
The CFMMEU's mining and energy section has resolved today to retreat from its day-to-day involvement in the post-merger mega-union, alleging the construction division has "decided to simply use its numbers to bully and steamroll smaller divisions".
The AEC has confirmed that candidates for leadership positions in the Flight Attendants' Association's new unified structure have been elected unopposed, making Teri O'Toole its first federal secretary in control of international and domestic assistant secretaries.
Former HSU national secretary Kathy Jackson faces a pre-sentencing hearing on November 17 after this week pleading guilty in the Victorian County Court to two charges of obtaining a financial advantage of deception.