A $10,200 fine for going to a march? Construction company John Holland has just issued this threat to its workers wanting to attend next week’s #March4 National Day Of Action. The last time workers at this site attended a march for local jobs, the Fair Work Building Commission – the government body set up to harass construction workers - hit 76 of them with $10,200 fines.
Industry standard EBAs contain a 5% pay rise to apply from the first pay period starting on or after March 1.
Updated EBA wage sheets are now available.
Onsite/36 hour week EBA wage sheet
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(Opinion piece by CFMEU Secretary John Setka, which appeared in Australian Financial Review 20/2/15)
It seems that newspaper editors deem it highly newsworthy every time Boral CEO Mike Kane gets angry because he doesn’t get his way.
2014 will go down in history as the year the CFMEU was attacked by everything the state and federal Liberals could throw at us.