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ABCC investigating "outrageous" pattern deals

The ABCC is investigating allegations that the CFMMEU pressured more than 100 NSW sub-contractors into signing up to a new three-year pattern agreement providing 5% annual pay rises and fixed rostered days off.

MBA warns against "non-code-compliant" pattern construction deal

The NSW MBA has warned its members against bargaining with the CFMMEU construction and general division's State branch on a proposed enterprise agreement that is says is not compliant with the national construction code.

Building deal doubts as MBA asks "where are the productivity gains?"

The Master Builders Association has labelled as "the most restrictive in decades" a CFMMEU draft agreement seeking annual 5% pay rises and increased allowances, questioning the union's capacity to negotiate without offering productivity gains.

Strike hits Warren Buffett company after FWC go-ahead

The FWC has rejected arguments that the CFMEU engaged in pattern bargaining during negotiations over agreements with two crane operators, clearing the path for indefinite strikes to begin early this morning.

CFMMEU punting on government change in short-term deals

The CFMMEU is negotiating short-term enterprise agreements with some employers so that it can pursue more beneficial deals if there is a change in the "legislative industrial climate", the Fair Work Commission has been told.

Industry-wide bargaining a cure for wage stagnation: OECD

Union calls for a return to industry-wide bargaining to boost workers' earnings have won the backing of the OECD, which says in its annual global employment report that negotiations across industry sectors can lead to "lower wage inequality".

CFMEU branch secures "unsustainable" pay rises

Master Builders Association Victoria and the CFMEU's state branch have squared off following union claims that more than 100 employers have signed three-year pattern agreements, pre-empting the proposed new national construction code.