Dan Andrews Labor/CFMEU Government consorts with thugs and standover men
The Right Honourable John Malcolm Fraser AC CH 1930-2015

How the CFMEU treats its mates

A reader sends us this:

The NSW Construction division of the CFMEU has applied for approval of it's new agreement - available here: https://www.fwc.gov.au/documents/documents/agreements_applications/AG2015_511.pdf
It is interesting as the union increased the dues members are forced to pay by up to $100 per member a year - supposedly for the purpose of meeting the Royal Commission costs - despite these legal costs being met by the government (here: http://www.ag.gov.au/LegalSystem/Legalaidprogrammes/Commonwealthlegalfinancialassistance/Pages/AssistanceforpeopleappearingbeforetheRoyalCommissionintoTradeUnionGovernanceandCorruption.aspx)
The pay increases, and bonuses, are incredible. No doubt paid for by the extra fees paid by hard up members. The union has hidden the agreement both from it's members and easy access.
At the end of the agreement, an entry level organiser will earn over $104000 a year + up to a $10000 service announcement, a car, a phone, around $8000 a year in redundancy fund contributions that accumulates each year - a $1500 bonus, and the list goes on.
When you search for the CFMEU agreements on the FWC website, it does not appear, as the union has named it [name of agreement] - which you can see if you go here: https://www.fwc.gov.au/awards-and-agreements/agreements/agreements-progress and scroll down the applications made by the CFMEU.
I wonder why they don't want the agreement to be seen...