Attempts by the ABCC to prevent fines imposed on construction workers being paid through crowdfunding is an extraordinary abuse of state power from a vindictive regulator, ideologically driven to hurt working people.
A Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission has thrown out an earlier decision by Commissioner Bruce Williams to approve an agreement which would have cut workers’ pay to $200 below the minimum legal rate.
A Federal Court judge has slammed the ABCC, describing one of its claims as "bordering on the improper" during the prosecution of a CFMEU delegate who raised safety concerns about inadequate first aid facilities on Melbourne's Metro Tunnel Project.
The High Court has denied an ABCC challenge to a Federal Court decision which exonerated CFMEU officials over a dispute at a Melbourne building site that failed to provide separate toilet amenities for female construction workers.
The collapse of construction and property company Pindan Group which has gone into administration owing up to $100 million to workers, subcontractors and creditors shows the urgent need for statutory trusts and security of payment laws for the construction industry.
A one-month ban on tendering for government work issued to one Queensland construction company and a formal warning issued to another that went into receivership after failing to pay subcontractors reveals just how toothless the Federal Government's building “watchdog” is when it comes to holding
Construction apprentices will be shortchanged by a Federal Budget that does nothing to improve declining apprenticeship completion rates and the low take up of apprentices on government jobs, warns the CFMEU National Construction Division.