AUSTRALIA'S workplace watchdog is taking a construction firm to court for allegedly refusing to work with non-unionised contractors.

Fair Work Building and Construction will claim in the Federal Court that ADCO Constructions discriminated against an operator who did not have enterprise agreements with the Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union, the Courier Mail reports.

ADCO Constructions will face the court today over the claim it refused to use a Gold Coast crane operator.

The Courier-Mail reports that the CFMEU sent ADCO Constructions a list of  "approved subcontractors".

An ADCO manager allegedly told the company it had to leave a project because it was not on the list.

The Gold Coast business also reportedly missed out on a contract at another construction site after the CFMEU allegedly threatened to close the building site if the crane company got the job.

A ruling will be made on a date to be decided. - ARM NEWSDESK


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