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 found it strongly arguable that the CFMMEU's national executive would have contravened the union's rules if it determined a coverage dispute between the construction and mining divisions at a national executive meeting that was to be held today, while construction division leader Dave Noonan probably has not been validly elected as national secretary of the broader union.
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.
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.