Nov 29, 2017

Super union ‘yes’ vote comes out on top

Super union ‘yes’ vote comes out on top
A strong yes vote has emerged for the formation of a new super union.
Members of the Maritime Union of Australia and the Textile Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia participated in ballots over the proposed amalgamation with the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union.
In the case of the MUA, the vote was 87 per cent “Yes”, with one in every two members voting. 
In the case of the TCFUA, the vote was 97 per cent “Yes”, with over 64 per cent of members casting a vote.
Both unions conducted hundreds of workplace meetings across the eight-week voting period.
CFMEU National Secretary Michael O’Connor said: “This vote sends a clear message to the Turnbull government to respect not undermine the democratic decisions of union members in the running of their unions.
“It’s a total repudiation of suggestions by the government that this was not in those members’ interests. Those members have spoken unequivocally and with overwhelming determination on where their interests reside.”

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