The Australian Building and Construction Commission has been dealt another embarrassing blow today with the Federal Court dismissing all claims against the CFMEU and its’ officials in a claim that director Nigel Hadgkiss had billed as potentially costing the union $1.1million.
“Nigel Hadgkiss has always been a Liberal Party apparatchik, but, even for him, this was overreach.” said Mr. Dean Hall, Secretary of the CFMEU ACT Branch.
Two major trade unions have slammed the federal government’s construction industry regime as ineffective as they launch an application in the Fair Work Commission to recover the entitlements of 850 people left jobless by the shock collapse of a second contract on the troubled Northern Territory Inpex offshore gas project.
Thousands of people are expected to attend protests around the country today – in capital cities and regional centres in opposition to the Turnbull’s attacks on working people.
National CFMEU Construction Secretary Dave Noonan said that support for the national day of action has gained momentum in the last three weeks as anger in the community grows over cuts to workers’ wages and conditions.
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