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.

Published: 29 Nov 2017

The formation of a new super union has been turbocharged by a massive vote by members of the Maritime Union of Australia and the Textile Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia in favour of amalgamating with the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union.

Scrutineers for the unions report a massive yes vote in both ballots.

The number of members who participated in the ballot were at historically high levels and the level of the yes vote was unprecedented.

Published: 26 Sep 2017

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

In this issue: 

Published: 21 Sep 2017

Our safety laws are out of step with all other Australian States and Territories.

Legislation to amend South Australia's workplace Health & Safety laws to give safety reps the same rights other other state is before parliament.





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Published: 13 Sep 2017

The CFMEU has welcomed the resignation of the head of the Australian Building and Construction Commission, Nigel Hadgkiss.

The union yesterday called for his resignation after it succeeded in the Federal Court in having the head of the Turnbull Government’s ABCC admit to a reckless breach of the laws he oversees.

Hadgkiss admitted to a contravention of section 503 of the Fair Work Act in relation to the ABCC’s publication of incorrect information about right of entry rules.

“Nigel Hadgkiss is anti-workers and his departure will be welcomed by our members.

Published: 8 Sep 2017

The Construction, Forestry Mining and Energy Union has welcomed the call for a total Australian ban on dangerous cladding by a Senate Committee Inquiry into the highly flammable and life-threatening polyethylene core aluminium cladding.

“We welcome the report’s recommendation for a total ban on the import and use of the dangerous cladding in Australia, a ban we called for in June after a two year campaign for a national audit,” CFMEU National Secretary Michael O’Connor said.

Published: 4 Sep 2017

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A Court has found that management of a Boral concreting subsidiary, De Martin and Gasparini, acted illegally in threatening to make its workers redundant because they didn’t have an agreement that was Code compliant.

On Friday, the Federal Court found that the company had taken an adverse action against its workers and had contravened the Fair Work Act.

The judge found that statements made by De Martin and Gasparini managers to its workforce when this decision was announced were intimidatory, threatening and were intended to terminate the workforce.


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