News from Tasmania and around the Union.
CFMEU Northern District members at Hitachi work in coal mines every day, but Hitachi is refusing to recognise them as mineworkers when it comes to their working conditions and entitlements.
24 July 1979 brought a mine disaster to Appin on the NSW South Coast. An underground explosion, three kilometres from the pithead and 600 metres underground, killed 14 mineworkers.
On 16 July 1986 an explosion deep underground at Moura No. 4 mine in Queensland took the lives of 12 coal mineworkers.
CFMEU Mining and Energy has written to BHP Billiton today expressing concern about multiple breaches of employee privacy affecting members of the union in Queensland and New South Wales.
Metropolitan Mine has recently clocked up 130 years in operation – that makes it the oldest coal mine operating in Australia.
We would like to pay our respects to Merv Mahon, who sadly died over the weekend.
The CFMEU Mining and Energy division has welcomed the decision by AGL Energy to decline an offer by Alinta Energy to purchase the Liddell Power Station.
In a major victory for Australian workers, charges against two CFMEU Victorian Construction officials were dramatically dropped at the Melbourne Magistrate’s Court this morning.
In separate incidents on the same day, a staggering total of 23 mine workers were killed and 11 injured in horrific mine accidents in Pakistan’s Balochistan province on 5 May.
Today we received this Media Release from our mining industry super fund: