Published: 20 Nov 2018

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. 

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Published: 7 Nov 2018

Secretary of the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union's Greater Green Triangle District, Brad Coates has called for the establishment of a new, independent safety commissioner for South Australia and for coronial inquests into deaths at work to be mandatory.

Mr Coates said that following the CFMEU Construction and General Division’s submission to the coronial inquest into the death of construction worker, Jorge Castillo-Riffo, it has highlighted the urgency of strengthening our laws surrounding workplace safety.

Published: 1 Nov 2018

In a finding with ramifications for every construction site around the country, The South Australian Coroner has recommended that spotters be used whenever scissor lifts are operated on construction sites in order to save construction workers’ lives.

The Coroner today handed down his findings in the inquest into the death of Jorge Castillo-Riffo who was crushed to death by a scissor lift on a Leighton Hansen Yuncken contractors site in Adelaide in 2014.

Published: 22 Oct 2018

The CFMEU Manufacturing division is hiring 2 Victorian based organisers.

Our Organiser will 

Published: 19 Oct 2018

Federal Government intervention on behalf of business to wind back the WorkPac v Skene Federal Court decision will give big mining companies the green light to keep exploiting casual workers in permanent, on-going roles.

Despite employer rhetoric about the impact on small business, the Skene decision responds to the exploitative practices of the world’s biggest, richest, multinational mining companies, said CFMEU National President Tony Maher.

Published: 13 Sep 2018

The CFMEU is setting up a youth crew in SA to get young workers involved in the union.

The first meeting is coming up this month at the union office in Adelaide.

Come along if your under 35 and bring some workmates along.

Published: 16 Aug 2018

The Full Federal Court has today upheld a decision that casual workers are entitled to paid leave if they work in on-going, regular arrangements.

This is a major victory over rampant misuse of casual labour hire workers in coal mining and the broader workforce.

The decision to uphold the court’s 2016 Skene v Federal Circuit Court judgment means that workers described as casuals by labour hire companies may not meet the definition of a casual worker under the Fair Work Act and may therefore be eligible for annual leave and other entitlements.

Published: 8 Aug 2018

The Textile Clothing & Footwear Sector of the CFMEU Manufacturing Division is seeking a new organiser/compliance officer to join our high energy, passionate, progressive organising team in New South Wales.

Click here to download the job advertisement. 

Published: 12 Jul 2018

CFMEU members affected by privacy breaches at BHP and Glencore are encouraged to take steps to prevent potential misuse of their personal details following a privacy breach.

A significant number of employees at the two companies have had their tax payment summary information, including tax file numbers and personal details, emailed to a third party.  

To protect against fraudulent use of information, members should consider:

Published: 27 Jun 2018

Workers at the Kimberly Clark Australia paper mill in Millicent have this week commenced a series of indefinite rolling industrial stoppages in an effort to end a four-year wage freeze.

The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union said workers were frustrated that the company continued to drag its feet after four years of negotiations for a new workplace agreement, during which time there had not been a single pay increase.


Authorised by Michael O'Connor, National Secretary,165 Bouverie Street Carlton 3053