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Union officials to pay fines despite ABCC's "hyperbolic" argument

The ABCC has enjoyed another mixed result in its campaign to bring the CFMMEU to heel, a Federal Court judge agreeing to impose personal payment orders against three officials involved in picketing a building site but rejecting argument that the union's past record should necessarily attract maximum penalties.


Union warned of risks surrounding secretary's conduct

An external investigator probing bullying and conflict of interest allegations against WA IEU branch secretary Angela Briant has warned of OHS and legal risks, recommending the union bring in an HR specialist and act to rectify conduct issues.

ROC's AWU appeal heads to court; Employer body probe completed

The Registered Organisation Commission's challenge to the Federal Court's quashing of its investigation into the AWU's past donations is set to be heard next month, while the regulator has completed its investigation of an employer organisation and is awaiting advice on whether it will deregister before taking further action.

Setka repels O'Connor bid to halt poaching

The Federal Court has today thrown out a bid by CFMMEU national secretary Michael O'Connor to stop the construction division Victorian branch run by John Setka from poaching members from the manufacturing division.


Organisations warned over dodgy car sales

Unions and employer groups have been warned over claims that cars are being sold below market value to deliver "windfall gains" to employees, officials and third parties.

CFMMEU "whistleblowers" get their day in court

The Federal Court this morning kicks off a fortnight of hearings into allegations that the CFMMEU's construction division ousted two organisers in 2015 for whistleblowing.

Court fines AWU for adverse action against members

The Federal Court has today ordered the AWU to pay an $18,000 penalty for pressing charges under its rules against two members who refused to support industrial action against Orica.