Published: 13 Mar 2018

The CFMEU Manufacturing Division South Australian District newsletter is now available.

Click here to read it. 

This edition focuses on the election issues including new laws to stop wage theft, action on industrial manslaughter and the Liberals refusing to rule out slashing penalty rates.

Published: 13 Mar 2018

The CFMEU Manufacturing Division Greater Green Triangle District newsletter is now available - click here to read it.

This edition focuses on union calls for Kimberly-Clark to clean on their plans for the Millicent mill, new laws to stop wage theft and action on industrial manslaughter legislation.

Published: 6 Mar 2018

The National Secretary of the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union Michael O’Connor has welcomed the decision of the FWC to approve the formation of the new union by the amalgamation of the CFMEU, TCFUA and the MUA.

“We will hit the ground running immediately, with the first meeting of our senior national officials this Friday, March 9, in Melbourne,” Mr O’Connor said.

Published: 23 Feb 2018

The CFMEU has called on Kimberly-Clark Australia (KCA) to make a long-term commitment to continuing its operations in the South East so that workers and their families and communities can look forward a secure future.

The Union is deeply concerned that, not only is KCA management not prepared to commit to the ongoing viability of the plant beyond this year, but that workers are being coerced into signing a proposed agreement with the threat of job losses hanging over their heads.

Published: 22 Feb 2018

Applications close: Friday 9 March 2018

The Manufacturing Division is a new division of the CFMEU being formed as a result of the Textile Clothing & Footwear Union (TCFUA) amalgamating with the Forestry Furnishing Pulp & Paper Division of the CFMEU. Our industries include textile, clothing, footwear, pulp, paper and soft furnishing manufacturing, cabinet making, glazing, floor laying, wood processing and timber industry.

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Published: 10 Feb 2018

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union has welcomed a decision by the Australian Senate to block an attempt by the Turnbull Government to seriously weaken Australia’s illegal logging import ban.

Over the course of several months, the CFMEU has briefed and lobbied Senators about the Government’s changes, warning that if they were not stopped it would increase the danger of illegally logged timber imports entering the country, putting tens of thousands of local jobs at risk.

Published: 1 Feb 2018

Multinational mining giant Glencore yesterday applied to the Fair Work Commission to terminate the current enterprise agreement that covers employees at the Oaky North Mine, while employees continue to be locked out of their workplace for in excess of 200 days.   

The workers recently voted down a third proposed new agreement by the company.

CFMEU Mining and Energy Division Queensland District President Stephen Smyth said Glencore’s response was disproportionate.

“If Glencore doesn’t get its own way, it tries to tear everything down,” Stephen Smyth said.

Published: 22 Jan 2018

Australian Paper wants 87 loyal print workers to accept a pay freeze, cuts to their RDOs and a dodgy classification structure that would leave 80% of the workers worse off.

The workers said NO!

Come and support the workers as they fight back against company greed!


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Published: 18 Jan 2018

This is a great opportunity to use and expand your legal & industrial skills and experience by working directly at the industrial coal face in one of the big blue collar unions.

Published: 19 Dec 2017

Check out the latest CFMEU Newsletter for updates on Union wins at AKD Colac, Hyne Timber and Grafton sawmill. Good news for pulp and paper workers and a fascinating article on inequality that makes it clear that the system is broken and we need to change the rules.

We are hiring – note that the First Super Co-Ordinator position advertisements have been revised and the closing date extended to 19 January 2018.

There is also a new position being advertised based in Sydney, NSW.


Authorised by Michael O'Connor, National Secretary, 540 Elizabeth St Melbourne Vic 3000