HUMILIATING DEFEAT FOR CFMEU AS BORAL BAN ENDS

Minister for Employment Senator Eric Abetz today welcomed the announcement that Boral had reached a record settlement of its damages claim against the CFMEU over the CFMEU’s two year ban against Boral on Melbourne’s building sites. This ban arose as part of the CFMEU’s 2012 dispute with Grocon, even though Boral employed no CFMEU members and had no previous dispute with the union. The settlement of this claim will result in the CFMEU paying between $7 million and $9 million to Boral in damages and costs. “I strongly commend the courageous and principled stand that Mike Kane and Boral have taken in standing up to union intimidation and threats throughout this long and costly dispute,” Minister Abetz said today.

 

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