Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union

Type: Organization
Name: Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union
First reported 14 hours ago - Updated 14 hours ago - 1 reports

'Hundreds to lose jobs' in latest mine closure in Qld

Hundreds of jobs will be lost when a foreign-owned mining company closes its coal mine in the Bowen Basin, the Queensland Resources Council (QRC) says.The Isaac Plains Coal Joint Venture announced it would close its open cut mine east of Moranbah by January ... [Published ABC Online - 14 hours ago]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Union claims apprentice numbers to plummet as quotas removed

A union has warned the number of apprentices on construction sites will plummet if the federal government passes laws that make it illegal for unions and companies to sign agreements that specify how many trainees should be hired.With youth unemployment ... [Published Canberra Times - Sep 27 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 26 2014 - 1 reports

Union 'tried to kick out whistleblower'

A CONSTRUCTION union boss has denied she tried to force a whistleblower out of the organisation because he complained about links to underworld figure George Alex. CONSTRUCTION, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) NSW president Rita Malia told the ... [Published NEWS.com.au - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 4 reports

Underworld figure George Alex summonsed to appear before trade unions royal commission

George Alex leaves Central Local Court on September 5 after being bailed on charges related to allegations he made threats to hurt and kill. Photo: Nikki ShortSydney underworld figure George Alex has been summonsed to appear before the Royal Commission ... [Published Brisbane Times - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

CFMEU attacks whistleblower at commission

A whistleblower who exposed links between the construction union and underworld figure George Alex has been called "a crusader" seeking to bring the union down by the union's barrister.Brian Fitzpatrick, a former official in the Construction, Forestry, ... [Published Prime 7 - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

CFMEU accused of racism

IN NEW developments at the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption, former Lis-Con manager Eoin O’Neill accused the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union of leading racist campaigns against its Irish workers. ... [Published Construction Industry News - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 2 reports

BHP-Mitsubishi axe 700 coal jobs

Tough coal market conditions have led to BHP-Mitsubishi axing 700 coal worker jobs at the BHP-Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) operations in Queensland, Australia.BMA said overstaffing was threatening the viability of its business.The job cuts, accounting for ... [Published World Coal - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 2 reports

BMA adds to Australian coking coal job cuts

Sydney, 23 September (Argus) — Australian coking coal joint-venture firm BHP Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) will cut 700 jobs from its Queensland operations to cut costs and improve their long-term viability.The Australian coking coal industry is experiencing ... [Published Argus Media - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 4 reports

Union faces airport blockade legal action

LEGAL action is being taken against the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) after it allegedly stopped workers accessing the building site of an $80 million airport project. ... [Published Weekly Times Now - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 19 2014 - Updated Sep 19 2014 - 2 reports

Union commission lawyer assaulted

Assistant Commissioner Stephen Fontana gave evidence at the commission yesterday. Picture Jason Edwards. Source: News Limited THE Royal Commission has confirmed that one of its lawyers was assaulted last night. The commission released a statement this ... [Published Herald Sun - Sep 19 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 10 2014 - 3 reports

Unions petition parliament for Gorgon inquiry

UNION bosses from the Western Australian factions of the Maritime Union of Australia, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union and the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union have presented a petition to state parliament calling for a parliamentary ... [Published Construction Industry News - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 02 2014 - Updated Sep 03 2014 - 3 reports

Email governance under fire at CFMEU

A manager at The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) NSW Branch has admitted ordering a purge of email following receipt of a Notice to Produce from the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.According to a report ... [Published IDM.net.au - Sep 03 2014]

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"There certainly seems to be economic factors that have led the company to have to close the mine, whereas BHP's is just about casualising their workforce" he said
"They apply for heaps of job and go to Centrelink but you can't get anywhere without experience, and you can't get experience without a job" he said
Ms Malia said while it was a possible option, "there was no decision or anything in my mind at this stage about Mr Fitzpatrick being terminated"

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'Hundreds to lose jobs' in latest mine closure ... [Published ABC Online - 14 hours ago]
Trade union royal commission: MUA given large p... [Published Prime 7 - Sep 29 2014]
Union claims apprentice numbers to plummet as q... [Published Canberra Times - Sep 27 2014]
Union 'tried to kick out whistleblower' [Published NEWS.com.au - Sep 25 2014]
Union 'tried to kick out whistleblower' [Published Brisbane Times - Sep 25 2014]
Underworld figure George Alex summonsed to appe... [Published Brisbane Times - Sep 25 2014]
Underworld figure George Alex summonsed to appe... [Published Canberra Times - Sep 25 2014]
Trade union royal commission: Crime figure Geor... [Published Prime 7 - Sep 25 2014]
George Alex to face unions inquiry [Published Geelong Advertiser - Sep 25 2014]
George Alex to face inquiry [Published The New Daily - Sep 25 2014]
George Alex to face unions inquiry [Published Northern Territory Government - Sep 25 2014]
Union questions whistleblower death threat [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Sep 24 2014]
HSU boss 'compliant' to Williamson [Published WA Today - Sep 24 2014]
CFMEU accused of racism [Published Construction Industry News - Sep 24 2014]
CFMEU attacks whistleblower at commission [Published Prime 7 - Sep 24 2014]
BHP-Mitsubishi axe 700 coal jobs [Published World Coal - Sep 23 2014]
Mining giant BHP Billiton to cut 700 jobs at co... [Published Global Times - Sep 23 2014]
BMA adds to Australian coking coal job cuts [Published Argus Media - Sep 23 2014]
Miner BHP Billiton to cut 700 jobs in Australia [Published Business Insider - Sep 23 2014]
Qld to push on with coal despite BMA cuts [Published Prime 7 - Sep 23 2014]
Trade union conducted racist campaign against c... [Published DailyMe.Com - Sep 22 2014]
Royal commision staff upset by attack [Published Cairns Post - Sep 22 2014]
Muzzle union thugs now [Published Herald Sun - Sep 19 2014]
Charge over royal commission lawyer attack [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Sep 19 2014]
Union faces airport blockade legal action [Published Weekly Times Now - Sep 19 2014]
Union boss faces bullying charges [Published Construction Industry News - Sep 19 2014]
Union faces airport blockade legal action [Published Prime 7 - Sep 19 2014]
Union commission lawyer assaulted [Published Herald Sun - Sep 19 2014]
Police investigate assault near commission [Published Herald Sun - Sep 19 2014]
Union boss on bullying charge (The West Austral... [Published West Australian - Sep 18 2014]
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