Criminal Trade Unions

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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

ABC 

Police raid properties across Sydney targeting construction union CFMEU

News.com.au

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

AFR

Police raid CFMEU over ‘serious offence’

SBS

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

Royal Commission into Trade Union Governance and Corruption


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