The ACCC's action against the CFMEU is just the beginning

The ACCC’s decision to launch legal action against the CFMEU is a step in the right direction, but there is much work to be done on breaking up the cosy relationships between big corporations and the unions.

The decision by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to take legal action against the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union over alleged secondary boycotts on Boral products is a good first step, but it is only the tip of a very expensive iceberg involving the relationship between large corporations in the building industry and powerful unions.

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