Criminal Trade Unions

This episode looks at the recent raids by the Australian Federal Police on offices and homes associated with the Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union (aka CFMEU).

It looks at the increasing  criminalisation of the trade union movement, tracing it back through the AFP’s Trade Union Taskforce and the 2014 Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption.

Includes a list of the many ‘crimes’ uncovered in the RC. (Tune in later in the week to compare this to recent Liberal National Party shenanigans.)

Read for this cast:

FairWork Australia: The Role of Trade Unions


Police raid properties across Sydney targeting construction union CFMEU

Ex-NRL star Michael Greenfield and dad targeted in AFP union raids


Police raid CFMEU over ‘serious offence’


Federal police have carried out raids targeting construction union CFMEU in Sydney

Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption

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