Mineworkers at Cameby Downs coal mine in Queensland’s Surat Basin have received up to $17,000 each in backpay after their employer Yancoal required them to participate in pre-start briefings before their paid workday started.
South West District President Andy Honeysett retires at the end of June, ending a long career as an underground coal miner and unionist. Andy is respected across the union as a determined fighter for members and loyal colleague.
CFMEU National President Tony Maher has called on Adani Australia CEO Lucas Dow to urgently clarify the number and nature of jobs that will be offered at the Charmichael mine project during its production phase, if the project is approved.
The CFMEU Mining and Energy Division is appalled by the disrespect Origin Energy management has shown Darling Downs Power Station workers by circumventing negotiations and attempting to ram through an unfair enterprise agreement (EA) with a surprise vote.
The Queensland Government’s approval of the Olive Downs coal mine in the Bowen Basin will deliver a massive boost to jobs and confidence in regional mining communities, CFMEU Mining and Energy said today.
In a gesture of solidarity and a commitment to stand by them throughout their ordeal, our Union’s Oaky North Lodge in Central Queensland presented Honorary Life membership to four of their former workmates suffering from Black Lung Disease.