News

Published: 27 Apr 2018

Members,

The latest edition of the CFMEU Manufacturing newsletter is out now! It's your one-stop-shop for all the latest news across our division.

In this issue:



Published: 22 Apr 2018

5 years ago more than 1,100 workers died at the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh. It was a wake up call for much of the world, telling us the real cost of cheap clothing.

On Tuesday April 24th at 5:30pm we will be attending a wreath-laying ceremony comemorating those workers who died in the Rana Plaza collapse. 



Published: 28 Mar 2018

The Turnbull Government’s partisan watchdog, the Australian Building and Construction Commission, has been left with egg on its face over its petty and costly pursuit of construction workers and their representatives for having an informal catch up at work.

Last year, Nigel Hadgkiss, former ABCC boss, brought a case against two union officials for dropping in on workmates and having a cup of tea at a construction site in Melbourne in 2014.



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.



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