Alleged Cartel Charges Laid Against CFMMEU
â€śThe charges of alleged cartel conduct laid by the ACCC against the ACTâ€™s CFMMEU Branch and its Secretary Jason Oâ€™Mara highlight conduct that was comprehensively examined in the Heydon Royal Commission and is described by some as the union business model,â€ť Michael Hopkins, CEO of Master Builders ACT said.
The Heydon Royal Commissionâ€™s Final Report details evidence from local builders and subbies about the tactics deployed by the union against the building industry in the ACT,â€ť Michael Hopkins said.
Heydonâ€™s Final Report also observed that: â€śthe evidence before the Commission reveals an industry with a number of features that operate to reduce competition substantially. Those features included: CFMEU pattern EBAs, an expectation on the part of CFMEU EBA contractors that the CFMEU will stop contractors without a CFMEU EBA from working in the commercial construction industry and a willingness on the part of CFMEU officials to satisfy that expectation.â€ť
For further information please contact Master Builders ACT:
Michael Hopkins, CEO, 0418 984 594
Karen Freer, Marketing Manager, 0437 955 923