In November 2018, the Full Federal Court will hear an application for judicial review of the decisions of the Fair Work Commission which approved the merger between the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, the Maritime Union of Australia, and the Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia.

The new union is called the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (CFMMEU). The merger took effect on 27 March 2018.

The Federal Court application is being pursued by the Australian Mines and Metals Association. Stuart Wood QC is representing AMMA in the proceedings.

If you would like more information about union rights of entry please contact Ai Group’s Workplace Advice Service on 1300 55 66 77.

Alternatively, if you would like advice about negotiating with unions please contact your local employment, workplace and industrial lawyer in Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Adelaide, Melbourne or Brisbane or email Ai Group Workplace Lawyers at

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