The CFMEU has welcomed the decision of the ACT Director of Public Prosecutions decision to offer no evidence against ACT organiser Johnny Lomax when his case comes up in court on October 19.
CFMEU Construction National Secretary Dave Noonan said that the decision meant that Mr Lomax – who was charged with blackmail for negotiating an EBA that meant an employer was required to pay higher wages – was entirely vindicated.
Big turnout for today's rally in support of local workers and local products on Tassie construction sites."Tassie workers! Tassie jobs!"CFMEU - Construction & General, Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union National, CEPU Tasmania, ETU - the Electrical Trades Union, AMWU - Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union, Maritime Union of Australia - Tasmanian Branch, HACSU Health & Community Services Union (TAS), Community and Public Sector Union (spsft) Tasmania, Australian Education Union AEU - Tasmanian Branch, ASUVicTas, United Voice Tasmania.
Posted by Unions Tasmania on Thursday, 13 August 2015
The CFMEU has welcomed the decision today of the Senate in the Federal Parliament to vote down the bill to reestablish the ABCC.
National CFMEU Construction Secretary Dave Noonan said that the defeat of the bill is a vote for equal rights for workers in the construction industry and a vote against discrimination.
“The union has maintained that laws pertaining to the ABCC are undemocratic and unnecessary given that there are industrial laws that cover all workers in Australia – and construction workers should not be subject to different laws.
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