On 20 July 2018, an application was filed in the Federal Court of Australia for judicial review of the decisions of the FWC 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 was filed by the Australian Mines and Metals Association. At this stage, no hearing date has been set.

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

Alternatively, if you would like advice regarding strategies for responding to union claims and claims for union coverage over your employees, please contact your local employment, workplace and industrial lawyer in Sydney, Newcastle, Wollongong, Adelaide, Melbourne or Brisbane or email Ai Group Workplace Lawyers at info@aigroupworkplacelawyers.com.au.

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