The Federal Court has today penalised the CFMMEU and two of its officials $123,500 as a result of unlawfully coercing workers to join and pay membership fees to the union and coercing subcontractors to pay “union rates” during construction work on Melbourne University’s college site in Parkville in 2016.

The Court found in March 2016, CFMMEU site delegate Mario Raspudic prevented two subcontractor employees from working on the site unless they were paid up members of the union.

Mr Raspudic told a worker engaged to perform rigging work that he couldn’t work at the site until he renewed his CFMMEU membership, which had lapsed. He also told a second employee of the rigging company that he would have to join the union to work on the site.

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