The ABCC has charged an VIC CFMEU official Noel Washington for refusing to give evidence on discussions with union members, join us in calling for the abolition of the ABCC and the dropping of charges against Noel Washington.
Construction workers campaign for equal rights
Construction workers in Australia have a different set of laws and rights than other Australians. They can be called before secret hearings of the government’s enforcement agency the Australian Building and Construction Commissioner (the ABCC) and questioned about union meetings.
They must answer all questions. If they do not attend or answer all questions they face harsh penalties, including six months imprisonment. They can be denied representation by the lawyer of their choice. Virtually all industrial action is illegal and can be punished by fines against individual workers and their union representatives.
Visit the CFMEU website to learn more – http://www.cfmeu.asn.au/
NTEU Griffith Branch
Phone 07 3735 7635
Fax 07 3735 7964