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Created Wed 3/09/2014, Last Updated Wed 3/09/2014

Mexican Appeals Court Cancels Charges Against Napoleón Gómez

The United Steelworkers (USW) praised a Mexican appeals court decision that definitively quashes criminal charges against Napoleón Gómez Urrutia, President and General Secretary of the National Mine and Metal Workers Union, Los Mineros.

In a unanimous decision issued in open court on August 28, the Fourth Collegiate Tribunal for Criminal Matters of the First Circuit in the Federal District ruled that the government’s criminal charge against Gómez, based on the dissolution of a union trust fund in 2005, was baseless and unconstitutional. 

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Created Fri 29/08/2014, Last Updated Mon 1/09/2014

Giving employers open slather on overseas workers is a catastrophe for Australia

The Federal Government decision to allow foreign workers with poor English into Australia on low wages will result in less employment, lower wages and more accidents for local workers, according to the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU).

CFMEU National Secretary Michael O'Connor said today that new "Designated Area Migration Agreements" (DAMAs) would hurt the employment chances of young Australians by allowing employers to use overseas workers to undercut the local labour market.

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Created Thu 21/08/2014, Last Updated Mon 1/09/2014

Crisis in Australian apprenticeships

Construction apprenticeships down by almost a third; shortfall of 3,300 mining apprenticeships

An independent analysis commissioned by the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) has revealed a crisis in Australian apprenticeships, with: