News from Queensland and around the Union.
Over 100 Queenslanders have now been diagnosed with mine dust lung diseases such as black lung and silicosis, according to the latest figures from CFMEU Mining & Energy.
Mine dust victims and supporters tried to meet with Queensland Member of Parliament Michelle Landry at her electorate office in Rockhampton but she would not come out to meet with them.
Wongawilli Colliery mineworkers have achieved victory against Wollongong Coal, after a nine month campaign that culminated in strike action before the company agreed to settle.
New Hope’s refusal to move to address its toxic and unfair two-tier wage system at its New Acland mine will result in the intervention of Fair Work Australia and a possible protected action ballot,
Applications for the 2019 Mineworkers' Trust Scholarship awards are now open.
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New Hope’s latest substandard and divisive offer in enterprise agreement negotiations is a slap in the face for workers who have thrown their support behind the company’s expansion bid at the New A
The Workpac v Skene decision was an important win in the Federal Court, finding that casual mineworkers in regular and continuous employment could claim leave entitlements as their work arrangement
The Queensland Government’s announcement of a new Notifiable Dust Lung Disease Register to officially record cases of occupational dust disease is a welcome step in addressing a growing workplace h
A sacked labour hire worker has returned to work at BHP’s Goonyella Riverside mine in a landmark win for casual labour hire mineworkers.
The CFMEU and former coal miner Paul Skene have sought leave to intervene in a test case brought by WorkPac seeking to overturn the Union’s landmark win on annual leave rights for ‘permanent casual