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NT Government Begins Six-Month Independent Review of NT WorkSafe

The Northern Territory Government has commenced a 6 month independent review of NT WorkSafe. The review will include a Territory reference group made up of union, government and industry nominees, looking into how policies, procedures and activities can be strengthened

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Threats Against Union Organiser Results in Building Manager Arrest and Charge

A construction company manager who allegedly threatened a union safety organiser, saying he would “attack” her and her family has been arrested and charged. The man based at a Melbourne based building firm sent the threatening email to a 26

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Company Fined for Pressurizing Workers to Join Union

A Melbourne company has been fined $17,600 and its director $2400 after telling a worker he could not work unless he was a paid up member of the CFMEU. The painting and decorating firm’s director sent a text message to

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Unionism Blamed for Wasted Working Days

Employment Minister Michaelia Cash has raised issues with the construction union and said that these issues are reason for the reinstatement of the construction watchdog. The Australian Building and Construction Commission is one of the ways Minister Cash believes we

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Firm Facing Rare Ban from Government Construction

An Australian building firm, one of the largest in the country may be banned from tendering for government work for a period of 12 months after it discriminated against a tiling contractor for not having a union agreement in place

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CFMEU’s John Lomax May Sue over Withdrawn Charge

ACT CFMEU official, John Lomax has been cleared of blackmail charges and is said to considering legal action against the state’s police. Mr Lomax is said to planning a malicious prosecution lawsuit over a blackmail charge after the charges against

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Construction Union Supports Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing

Workers in the Northern Territory, together with construction workers throughout the Commonwealth,  will have to submit to mandatory drug and alcohol testing on government funded projects. The stricter rules were originally opposed by the construction union, who even marched against

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CFMEU wants increased Govt Funding for Construction Workers Drug Rehabilitation

The country’s largest construction union, The CFMEU is calling on the federal government to provide more funding for rehabilitation programs for construction workers with substance abuse. The call from the CFMEU follows Senator Abetz introduction of drug and alcohol testing

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CFMEU Boss to Cover Bill for Royal Commission into Trade Unions

According to an article on 9News.com.au  the boss of a construction union branch under investigation over donations received from a Chinese linked firm, may have to foot the bill for the royal commission on trade union corruption. There has been evidence

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Royal Commission Hears About Queensland Union Boss Corruption

The trade union royal commission has heard that a Queensland union boss had construction costs for his house billed to a shopping centre development. The former Queensland boss Dave Hanna is accused of having fraudulantly benefited from work on the

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