News from Tasmania and around the Union.
CFMEU 24th Annual Memorial Day Service, Cessnock
Sunday 8 September 2019
To stand here with you today, for my first time as Labor leader, is a sombre honour.
The Miners Union has today launched an ad campaign calling out BHP for dishonestly offering ‘BHP jobs’ to coal miners through shelf companies established for a dollar last year.
When the Oakdale mine closed in 1999, workers were left with millions of dollars in unpaid entitlements. A determined campaign, including a national strike, led to a $6.3 million payout.
The CFMEU has filed a landmark class action to win back millions of dollars in unpaid entitlements for coal miners misclassified as casuals by labour hire firm WorkPac.
WorkPac class action seeks millions for casuals; BHP profit result; Oakdale victory 20 years on and more news from CFMEU Mining & Energy.
Spotlight on safety following shocking recent mineworker deaths - Queensland safety reset; July's disastrous history; welcome to our new Vice Presidents and farewell to Tiny, and much more in July'
On 16 July 1986 an explosion deep underground took the lives of 12 coal miners.
The union representing coal miners has issued an urgent call on mining companies to redouble their checks on windrows at open cut mines after a spate of safety incidents, including a fatal accident
Statement from Queensland District President Stephen Smyth
Australia’s biggest coal companies have joined forces to slash mineworkers’ accident pay by a third.