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Master Builders ACT backs ACCC inquiry into unioncoordinated market manipulation in Canberra’s construction industry
Master Builders ACT backs ACCC inquiry into unioncoordinated market manipulation in Canberraâs construction industry

Master Builders ACT has urged Canberra’s builders and contractors to provide evidence of CFMEU-enforced market manipulation to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

“Over the past three weeks of hearings, an unprecedented number of witnesses, more than the rest of the country put together, have provided evidence to the Royal Commission about unioncoordinated market-sharing arrangements and even price-fixing,” Master Builders ACT Director of Industrial Relations John Nikolic said outside the Commission.

Posted 30 July 2015
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Master Builders ACT urges Royal Commission to examine beneficiaries of CFMEU activities
Master Builders ACT urges Royal Commission to examine beneficiaries of CFMEU activities

Wednesday’s hearing was told that despite intimidation and union standover tactics to force employers to sign union-determined EBAs, building workers were denied the opportunity to vote on whether to accept the agreements. It also heard that fraudulent ‘employer declarations’ connected to the EBA were registered with the Fair Work Commission.

Posted 30 July 2015
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Planning Minister Launches MBA’s Moncrieff Display Village
Planning Minister Launches MBAâs Moncrieff Display Village

Planning Minister, Mick Gentleman MLA, today turned the first sod at the Moncrieff Display Village, with construction due to start on the 12 lot village tomorrow.

Scheduled to open in March 2016 the village will showcase the latest living ideas from Master Builders ACT’s leading builders and designers.

Posted 29 July 2015
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Safety being used as a cover for industrial intimidation, Trade Union Royal Commission told
Safety being used as a cover for industrial intimidation, Trade Union Royal Commission told

Testimony to the 12th day of hearings of the Trade Union Royal Commission in Canberra has highlighted the manipulation of safety issues by the CFMEU to gain control of building sites in Canberra.

Canberra builder Sam De Lorenzo, owner of Delorco Pty Ltd, told the inquiry the CFMEU sought to present a distorted picture of safety issues and Australian Federal Police Detective Sergeant Mark Battye said he believed CFMEU official John Lomax was behaving in a threatening and intimidating manner when he was called to a building site in Fyshwick, and that his ‘right of entry’ permit did not allow him to behave in this way.

Posted 28 July 2015
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Building industry negotiations in the ACT pervaded by threats and coercion, Master Builders ACT tells Royal Commission
Building industry negotiations in the ACT pervaded by threats and coercion, Master Builders ACT tells Royal Commission

Building industry negotiations with the CFMEU in the ACT are pervaded by an atmosphere of threats and coercion, Master Builders ACT Director of Industrial Relations John Nikolic told the Trade Union Royal Commission.

Mr Nikolic was completing his second day of evidence to the Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.

Posted 28 July 2015
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