Disruptions at Maryvale Pulp Mill Result in $75,000 Penalties

Today the Federal Magistrates Court in Melbourne ruled on declarations and penalties proposed under a settlement between the ABCC and the AWU, CEPU, AMWU and three union representatives. The rulings, which resulted in penalties totalling $75,000, finalise four of the five ABCC proceedings relating to the Maryvale Pulp Mill expansion project.

The unions and their representatives, Terrence Lee, Peter Mooney and Steven Dodd admitted they encouraged groups of workers numbering between 17 and 433 to unlawfully strike on multiple occasions between July 2007 and February 2008.

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