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Media Release 25.11.15 CFMEU C&G National Office
Union maintains destroying old documents was a cleanup - not a cover up
Newspaper reports claiming new evidence has emerged that Queensland CFMEU Construction Secretary Michael Ravbar ordered the destruction of documents in April 2014 as part of a cover up, are nothing but a beat up, according to the CFMEU. National CFMEU Construction Secretary Dave Noonan said that union complied with every Notice to Produce issued by the Royal Commission and has nothing to hide. “These documents were rubbish. Two offices merged into one and a clean-up was done of old useless material,” he said. “A number of witnesses attested to this. There was nothing secretive about it. “The destruction of old magazines and membership books dating back to the 1980s were completely unrelated to the Notices to Produce.”
Media Release 24.11.15 CFMEU C&G National Office
Statement from the CFMEU regarding hearing in the Federal Court
We can confirm that the hearing this morning in the Federal Court in Brisbane resulted in a continuation of the injunction secured in relation to the warrant that was executed at the Queensland branch on November 19. The Australian Federal Police attached to the Trade Union Royal Commission Police Taskforce must also provide material to the CFMEU which was given to the magistrate who issued the warrant. The matter has been listed for further hearing for December 7, 2015.
Media Release 19.11.15 CFMEU C&G National Office
CFMEU raid a wasteful, aggressive use of Federal Police in political witch-hunt
The CFMEU condemns the raid of the Queensland branch of the CFMEU by more than 25 Federal Police officers. The police, who arrived at 7 am executed a search warrant of the office.
National CFMEU Construction Secretary Dave Noonan questioned the need for this exercise given that the union has fully complied with each and every notice issued by the Royal Commission. “We respect the important work of the police in protecting the community but challenge the legitimacy of this operation, given that their resources could be better utilised elsewhere,” he said.
“At a time when the world is on heightened terror alert, while our communities require protection from drug dealers and organised crime, it is a disgrace that scarce police resources are being wasted on attacking workers and unions.”
“It is unacceptable for the Federal Government to be using the Federal Police to execute the political agenda of the Liberal party.”
“The same thing happened in Canberra and it is nothing but a show for the media. We have nothing to hide and have fully complied with our obligations to produce documents.”
“The community have a right to know why their tax dollars are being spent in such a disgracefully partisan way.”
“What the Liberals don't understand is this: We work for our members, and we will never stop standing up for them. No amount of intimidation and no media stunt is going to change that.”
Media Release 19.11.15 CFMEU National Office
CFMEU, National Party and Ricky Muir form alliance on paper jobs
A packed house at the Morwell football club last night that included political heavyweights Assistant Minister for Defence Darren Chester and key crossbench Senator Ricky Muir endorsed a CFMEU proposal for the establishment of a community group (the Maryvale Community Action Group) to continue the fight for Australian jobs in the paper manufacturing industry and allied sectors. “This was politics at its best, local members listening to the concerns of their community and agreeing to support them in addressing those concerns,” said CFMEU National Secretary Michael O’Connor. click here to read full story
Workplace Impairment Policy and Procedures
The CFMEU has launched the new Workplace Impairment Policy for the building and construction industry, which also includes testing for drugs and alcohol. The policy - put together in conjunction with South Australia and Flinders University is about safety in the workplace.
The purpose of this policy is to minimise and recognise all kinds of impairment and related risk to work place health and safety. The policy will recognise that there is a range of factors that can contribute to impairment at work, including mental health, fatigue, chemicals, heat, noise, illness and injury, illegal drugs, alcohol and prescription drugs.
Apprentice Awards Night 2016
Photos from this year's Apprentice Awards Night are now available for viewing from the Photo Gallery section of our website. (click here)
Notices and FWC Orders
The Federal Circuit Court has made the following orders dated 23 June 2015 in relation to the Event Cinemas project within the Pacific Fair Shopping Centre at Broadbeach Queensland:
The Federal Circuit Court has made the following orders dated 10 June 2015 in relation to the Event Cinemas project within the Pacific Fair Shopping Centre at Broadbeach Queensland:
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FWC has ordered CFMEU to put out the following message. Note that it does not, and cannot apply to protected industrial action. The Fair Work Commission Amended Interim Order requires all industrial action to cease. Members should immediately stop all industrial action and return to work. A copy of the Amended Interim Order is available at the CFMEU Construction and General Division internet site and the CFMEU Construction & General facebook page.