Original article by David Marin-Guzman
The Australian Financial Review – Page: 6 : 28-Mar-18
The full bench of the Fair Work Commission will hear an appeal against the Construction, Forestry, Mining & Energy Union’s merger with the Maritime Union of Australia on 9 April. The merger formally took effect on 28 March, but the Australian Mines & Metals Association and Master Builders Australia believe that it can be overturned on legal grounds. The appeal will be based on the argument that a contempt court action against the MUA constitutes criminal proceedings, which would make the merger unlawful.
CONSTRUCTION, FORESTRY, MINING AND ENERGY UNION OF AUSTRALIA, MARITIME UNION OF AUSTRALIA, AUSTRALIA. FAIR WORK COMMISSION, AUSTRALIAN MINES AND METALS ASSOCIATION (INCORPORATED), MASTER BUILDERS AUSTRALIA INCORPORATED