Bob is likely to be hauled into court again on 21 October, for a 20-day hearing of a civil-law claim for damages over the QCH dispute against the unions on the QCH site – CFMEU, the CEPU, and the BLF.
A mediation hearing between union and company lawyers produced no result. Abigroup is pursuing the case aggressively, claiming many millions of dollars in damages.
It is possible that a legal move by the CEPU may result in the hearing being postponed, and in that case the postponement will be for some months.
As of now, though, we have to reckon on the hearing coming soon. Download, print off, and distribute the new campaign leaflet!