The Turnbull government will seek to thwart the merger of the nation’s two most militant unions, as it pushes ahead with plans to pass laws subjecting union amalgamations to a public interest test.

…Australian Mines and Metals Association chief executive Steve Knott said yesterday that union amalgamations should be brought into line with the rules for corporate mergers.

“The minister is right to question whether the proposed merger of the country’s two most proudly militant unions would be in the national interest,” Mr Knott said.

“Given the unions’ well-documented militant tactics, resource employers are concerned a merged CFMEU-MUA is calculated to target the entire major project supply chain.”

Click here to read the full article published by The Australian on 13 October 2016.