Build­ing union man cops $44,000 fine

Herald Sun - - NEWS - JAMES DOWL­ING

AN of­fi­cial with a mil­i­tant build­ing union has been fined $44,000 af­ter he threat­ened to block­ade a level cross­ing site.

Con­struc­tion, Forestry, Min­ing, Mar­itime and En­ergy Union of­fi­cial Joseph Myles must pay the fine from his own pocket af­ter he threat­ened the builder with a block­ade if it hired a sub­con­trac­tor the union was in dis­pute with.

It is the se­cond time the Fed­eral Court has fined Mr Myles af­ter ac­tion by the build­ing in­dus­try watch­dog.

The Fed­eral Court also fined the CFMMEU $250,000.

The Aus­tralian Build­ing and Con­struc­tion Com­mis­sion took ac­tion against Mr Myles and the union af­ter he warned there would be “trou­ble” if Clifton Form­work worked on the Spring­vale Rd level cross­ing project in 2013. The court found Mr Myles per­suaded work­ers to il­le­gally aban­don shifts and went on site twice without proper pa­per­work.

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