26th March 2021
The Mining and Energy Division has today applied to the Fair Work Commission for a member ballot to leave the CFMMEU and form an independent Mining and Energy Union.
The application and ‘scheme of withdrawal’ was unanimously approved by the Mining and Energy Division’s Central Council yesterday.
The application proposes a future standalone union, the Mining and Energy Union (MEU), which would cover existing members of the Mining and Division of the CFMMEU.
The Fair Work Commission will now determine the process and timing for the member ballot.
If a majority of members vote ‘yes’ to separating from the CFMMEU, all members would be transferred to the new standalone union.