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Created Thu 30/07/2015, Last Updated Thu 30/07/2015

CFMEU calls on AFP to drop charge against organiser John Lomax

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) is calling on the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to drop a charge laid against a CFMEU organiser for doing nothing more than advocating higher wages for the Union’s members.

ACT based construction organiser John Lomax has been charged over an Enterprise Agreement negotiated between the CFMEU and Canberra painting company Nel Trading and its principal, Woong Yul Park.

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Created Fri 24/07/2015, Last Updated Fri 24/07/2015

Arrest is nothing but politically motivated act: Media Release

The arrest of ACT CFMEU official John Lomax for trying to negotiate better pay and conditions for workers is an absolute disgrace, according to CFMEU National Construction Secretary Dave Noonan.

“It is unprecedented and an absolute disgrace that the Abbott Government is using the police to intervene in what is purely an industrial matter,” he said.

“Mr Lomax was arrested this morning. He was denied the right to have a lawyer present during the time he was at the police station. He has not been provided with any written document setting out allegations against him.”

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Created Mon 13/07/2015, Last Updated Mon 13/07/2015

Media Release 13/7/15

The allegations of bribery heard today at the Royal Commission in Canberra are serious and should be referred to the police.

Both parties to the alleged bribes which were the subject of evidence today should be prosecuted and dealt with by criminal courts.

The CFMEU does not tolerate corruption in its ranks and as we have consistently maintained, if there is an investigation, the police will have the full cooperation of the union.

MR Halafihi Kivalu is no longer employed by the CFMEU.

He is not supported or represented by the union in these proceedings.