Defunct unions have registration cancelled
The Commission in Court Session has cancelled the registration of several organisations on the ground that the organisations are defunct. The organisations are:
- Seamen’s Union of Australia, West Australia Branch;
- The Printing and Allied Trades Employers’ Association of Western Australia (Union of Employers); and
- The Western Australian Branch of the Commonwealth Steamship Owners’ Association, Industrial Union of Employers (Fremantle).
The applications were brought by the Registrar of the Commission under reg 76(3) of the Industrial Relations Commission Regulations 2005 (WA).
Notice of the applications and of the hearing of the matters were published on the Commission’s website on 8 December 2020 and in the Western Australian Industrial Gazette of 23 December 2020.
The Commission in Court Session considered the evidence, including statutory declarations made by the Registrar recording information regarding contact between the Registrar and officers of the Commission with the organisations and associated organisations over a number of years. It found it was satisfied that the organisations are defunct.
The decisions can be read here: