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Published: 28 Mar 2017

Malcolm Turnbull's new building laws will make it harder for our kids to get apprenticeships and mean more 457 visa workers on our construction sites.

But it's not over yet. This week Rebekha Sharkie will have a chance to stop these unfair laws. 

Can you call Rebekha Sharkie on (08) 8398 5566 and tell her to stop these bad laws!

Watch the new TV Campaign below:



Published: 24 Mar 2017

Last Friday after the close of business the Anti-Dumping Commission quietly announced the Government was terminating anti-dumping import duties which had been levied against one of South-East Asia’s largest paper mills since November last year.

The termination of the tariffs on the Asia Pulp and Paper owned Indonesian mill (Tjiwi Kimi) came following weeks of Indonesian Government pressure linked to talks about a bilateral free trade agreement.



Published: 24 Mar 2017

CFMEU members, their families and community should be proud of the massive show of force at the rally for the mill in Melbourne on Tuesday.

Over a thousand people rallied in the city sending a powerful message to the Andrews government that we will not cop the loss of resource and we will fight and fight long and hard to save these 
jobs.

The rally met at the Victorian Trades Hall and closed down parts of the city during the march to Parliament.



Published: 21 Mar 2017

Saturday May 6
March for Jobs with JusticeFrom Victoria Square Sth to Light Square

Speeches, music, food, drink and kids entertainment

10am for 10.30am start

 

Click here to download the flyer for the rally 

 

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Published: 14 Mar 2017

The CFMEU today congratulated the Victorian Government for leading the way in how we respond to the crisis facing many communities like the Latrobe Valley, with the closure of major energy assets like the Hazelwood power station.

CFMEU National President Tony Maher described the Latrobe Valley Worker Transfer Partnership Agreement between Latrobe Valley Power Station Operators, Unions and the Victorian Government as “a breakthrough in best practice”.



Published: 7 Mar 2017

Australian workers are under attack.

Malcolm Turnbull has:

  • Brought back the ABCC to cut wages and conditions for construction workers
  • Slashed Sunday penalty rates for retail and hospitality workers
  • Casualised work and slashed job security
  • Allowed rampant wage theft by bad employers

 

Stand Up, Fight Back! National Rally 9/3/17

** (21st March in WA)

Rally Details:

NSW

Governor Phillip Tower 1 Farrer Place, Sydney, 11AM



Published: 6 Mar 2017

by Dave Noonan CFMEU National Assistant Secretary

Safety is a huge issue in the construction industry and it’s no exaggeration to say that many workers take their life into their hands when they walk on site in the morning. There’s not much confidence that the employer will enforce safety given that corporations go unpunished for breaking the law, even in the event of a workers’ death.



Published: 1 Mar 2017

The following letter was sent from CFMEU National Secretary to Australia's Foreign Minister, in support of the Timor Sea Justice Campaign. 

Click here to learn more about the campaign

 

Dear Foreign Minister,

We are a group of Australians from diverse faiths and backgrounds who have come together to urge you to finalise a permanent maritime boundary halfway between the coasts of Australia and Timor Leste in accordance with international law.



Published: 1 Mar 2017

A global report on the construction industry cites Australia as a case study of improved productivity and directly contradicts the Turnbull Government’s continued falsehoods about the industry in Australia that were used to justify the return of the ABCC.

In the report, Reinventing Construction: A Route to Higher Productivity, the McKinsey Global Institute identifies the high unionisation rate, well paid workers and the union’s role in maintaining safe workplaces as positive hallmarks of the industry that have contributed to increased productivity.



Published: 28 Feb 2017

The CFMEU has declared its readiness to fight the war being waged on battlers by corporate giants and the Turnbull Government.

The Liberals’ omnibus bill will look to save the government $4 billion, with cuts targeted at families.

Over Christmas the Liberals cut the pension of 330,000 pensioners.

In January the Government began targeting 1.2 million recipients of government support, most notably people with a disability.



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