Statement from the CFMEU regarding ACCC search of ACT branch

Published: 26 Jul 2016

“The CFMEU can confirm that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission this morning executed a search warrant seeking documents in relation to the Competition and Consumer Act.

This appears to follow from a case study conducted by the Heydon Royal Commission. It should be noted that the Royal Commission was unable to conclude that the CFMEU had breached the Competition and Consumer Act.

The union is cooperating with the production of various documents within the scope of the warrant. The union rejects any allegation that it has breached the Competition and Consumer ACT. The union makes no apology for negotiating enterprise bargaining agreements for its members under the Fair Work Act.

The CFMEU will defend the rights of construction workers to bargain for wages and conditions and condemns the use of the ACCC by Malcolm Turnbull’s government to undermine these rights.”