A new legal front has opened up in the CFMMEU's civil war, with the mining and energy division objecting to proposed changes to rules covering the union's national leadership structures and administration.
The much-reduced IR omnibus Bill passed Parliament today, after the House of Representatives accepted the Senate's amendments, while the Government has also made regulations for its union demerger legislation.
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 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 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.
The AFAP has regained the right to represent all mainline Qantas pilots after the FWC dismissed objections from the Flying Kangaroo and AIPA that it will create disharmony, inefficiency and a two-tiered system at an already challenging time.