Workers allegedly kicked off site

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ALLEGATIONS that an electrician and apprentice were kicked off a work site in Frankston for not being union members will be heard at the Federal Court.

The Australian Building and Construction Commission has begun legal proceedings against the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union, alleging that two workers employed by a solar electrical subcontractor were prevented from working at the site of the Monash Peninsula Student Accommodation Project.

The ABCC filed a statement of claim alleging that the two workers were approached by a CFMMEU official on 13 September 2018, who told them to get off the site when the workers revealed they were not part of a union.

It is alleged the two workers were prevented from working on the site that day.

The ABCC is alleging contraventions of the Fair Work Act.

First published in the Frankston Times – 1 April 2019

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