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Created Tue 15/04/2014, Last Updated Tue 15/04/2014

CFMEU Worker Express April 2014

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Created Fri 11/04/2014, Last Updated Fri 11/04/2014

Hard Hat Hankie Day

Held Friday April 11 at Probuild's MY80 site,  Melbourne.

For the past four years CFMEU members have bought hard hat hankies for the Good Friday Appeal. The union has passed on over $400,000  to the Royal Children's Hospital through the appeal.

Created Wed 9/04/2014, Last Updated Fri 11/04/2014

Support pours in for CFMEU

The CFMEU enjoys big support in Australia and around the world.

We are a strong and effective trade union. While our success gets up the nose of the ruling class, aware workers everywhere appreciate what we do.

Response to attacks
In 2014 the union has been the target of vicious and dishonest media reports. These have been used by the Abbott Government to justify a royal commission, which will be used as a stage by union haters.

On March 31 the CFMEU was hit with a $1.25 million fine for contempt of court during the 2012 Grocon dispute. We have always manitained that this was a dispute about safety and workers' right to elect their own representatives. In the year follwing the dispute, 4 people were killed on Grocon sites.

It is heartening to know that plenty of people see the anti-CFMEU agenda for what it is: an attempt to weaken one of the strongest civil society organisations in the country to enable cuts to workers' standard of living.

Our office has received scores of supportive emails and phone calls. Last week a champion old geezer, Karl Reed, wandered into our office to make a donation out of his retirement savings.

Father Bob Maguire - a respected Catholic priest who actually puts the bible's teachings into action - tweeted us his support: