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Threat Of CFMEU MUA Merger Becomes Reality

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On 6th March 2018 the Fair Work Commission issued an order fixing 27th March 2018 as the Amalgamation Day for the CFMEU, MUA and TCFUA.

“Our members remain extremely concerned that the law allows a merger of unions which have such an extraordinary and entrenched contempt for the law,” Denita Wawn, CEO of Master Builders Australia said.

“These unions will now have even more capacity to cause immense destructive disruption to the economy and as usual it will be the community that is forced to pay the price,” she said.

“For the record, the courts have sounded warning after warning about the threat that the CFMEU’s tactics pose to the public interest. In their decisions numerous judges have provided an insight into how those tactics now pose a test for the new union and its officials,” Denita Wawn said.

“Will they promise the community that they won’t continue to deliberately break laws just because they don’t agree with them? Will they stop behaving as if there is one law for militant unions and another for everyone else? Will they end the thuggery and intimidation? Will they stop putting their own interests above everyone else in the community? These are they tests they now face,” Denita Wawn said.

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