Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union of Australia; Mining & Energy Division

Location: Sydney, AUS

Number of members: 22,000

Client since: 2014


The CFMEU, a trade union with over 120,000 members, is one of the largest in Australia. The CFMEU came into existence in 1992 as an amalgamation of the United Mineworkers' Federation of Australia, the Building Workers Industrial Union, the Federated Engine Drivers and Firemens' Association, the Australian Timber and Allied Industries Union and other smaller unions. The Districts of the Mining & Energy Division also have state registration. The Mining and Energy Division covers several industries - the coal industry, coal ports, the metalliferous mining industry, electric power generation, oil and gas and the small coke industry.