The union at the centre of one of the longest lockouts in Australian industrial relations history is being taken to court over alleged abusive conduct towards workers who refused to down tools in central Queensland.
- The Fair Work Ombudsman alleged the CFMMEU and five of its officials encouraged or engaged in abuse
- The incident occurred during an industrial dispute in 2017 at Oaky North Mine
- The CFMMEU faces maximum penalties of up to $63,000 for an infringement
Almost 200 miners were involved in the industrial dispute with Swiss-based company Glencore at the Oaky North Mine in Middlemount between July 2017 to March 2018.
The Fair Work Ombudsman has launched action in the Federal Court against the Construction, Forestry, Maritime,…