CFMEU

Another official breaks ranks with NSW construction union

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker, Anna Patty Another veteran NSW construction union official has broken ranks to accuse senior union officials of maligning and labelling as "dogs" any union officerl who speaks out about corruption and...

Building firm Lis-Con says anti-Irish 'racism' and harassment by CFMEU caused business closure

A file photo of John Agius, CFMEU counsel at the royal commission.

Anna Patty Construction company Lis-Con has blamed union harassment for its decision to close business in Queensland but the royal commission into trade unions has heard suggestions a $4 million payroll tax...

CFMEU official Peter Close denies he threatened to stop cranes at Barangaroo

'Difficult': Universal Cranes managing director, Albert Smith.

Anna Patty A CFMEU official denied threatening to ban a crane company from operating at Sydney's Barangaroo building site dismissing what was interpreted as a veiled threat as "chit chat", the royal commission...

Former CFMEU official Brian Fitzpatrick called triple-0 after death threats, inquiry told

Brian Fitzpatrick

Anna Patty Former union official Brian Fitzpatrick has told a royal commission that he called triple-0 moments after he received death threats.

CFMEU faces legal action over alleged coercion

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Anna Patty Union officials face fines of more than $10,000 for allegedly coercing a building company to make an enterprise agreement with the CFMEU.

CFMEU takes complaints about leaks to police

'Gravely concerned': CFMEU national construction secretary Dave Noonan leaving the royal commission earlier this month.

Anna Patty The CFMEU has requested the Australian Federal Police investigate apparent leaks about witnesses and evidence from the Trade Union Royal Commission.

The trials and tribulations of the CFMEU

Ben Schneiders The CFMEU slogan 'If provoked, we will strike' works both ways, as the union discovered last week.

Analysis

CFMEU corruption and bribery allegations play into government's hands

Senator Eric Abetz

James Massola Evidence of bribery and links between the powerful construction union, bikies, organised crime and companies seeking work on large private and government building projects could not have come at a...

CFMEU veteran received death threats after blowing whistle

Brian Fitzpatrick

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker A building union stalwart says he received death threats after he tried to stop his union's dealings with a Sydney crime figure.

Criminal links claims against CFMEU NSW boss

Brian Parker

Rachel Olding The NSW secretary of the building union could be forced to fight for his job next week amid accusations he gave favourable treatment to labour hire firms with criminals ties.

Serious injuries on ACT construction sites continue to rise

Ben Westcott Serious injuries on ACT construction sites have risen for the second year in a row on a per capita basis, two years after a major report into site safety called for a reduction of 35 per cent.

Union-linked company's profits used as fighting fund, royal commission hears

Keynote speaker: Bill Shorten.

Anna Patty An election fighting fund linked to the National Union of Workers has hosted fund-raising seminars with keynote speakers including Labor leader Bill Shorten to help it generate up to $300,000 per...

Greens reach for wallets in fight against Zed Seselja

ACT Senator Zed Seselja.

Ben Westcott Almost half of all individual donations to the ACT Greens in the 2013-14 financial year came from outside the territory, as Greens supporters across the country rallied to stop Zed Seselja getting...

Trade union inquiry witnesses fear for safety, hearing told

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Anna Patty and Nick Ralston Witnesses have admitted to holding back evidence to the royal commission into union corruption, fearing for the safety of family members.

Dangerous liaisons: How George Alex and his gang corrupted the building industry

1 December 2009 FEATURE Canberra Times photograph by GRAHAM TIDY Story by Gillian Lord. Author and underworld figure, Mick Gatto was in Canberra to promote his book. SPECIAL 111

Nick McKenzie, Richard Baker George Alex's ambition to control building construction in Australia was enabled by the backing of ruthless criminals, big building companies willing to turn a blind eye to his phoenixing operations...

Royal commission: Hindmarsh Construction manager says he was told union delegates 'the price of industrial peace'

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Anna Patty The royal commission into trade unions has heard the presence of two union delegates who did little or no work on a construction site was the price a labour hire company had to pay for industrial...

Boral 'black banned' by union because of Grocon link

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Nick Toscano Concrete giant Boral will allege that Australia's biggest building union has instituted a "black ban" on its products due to the company's association with developer Grocon.

Bald Hill wind farm builder threatened by union, say court papers

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Nick Toscano Construction union bosses allegedly warned a builder that "we will f--- you over" and that it was "going to get ugly" if the company did not sign a pay deal, according to court documents.