Independent monitoring of dust levels must be urgently introduced in Queensland to help manage the worsening mine dust disease crisis including black lung and silicosis, CFMEU Mining and Energy sai
Wollongong Coal is attempting to terminate an enterprise agreement covering mineworkers at its Russell Vale coal mine so it can restart production with a cheaper labour hire workforce instead of em
The length of time coal mineworkers can claim accident pay under the Black Coal Mining Industry Award has been slashed by one-third in the Fair Work Commission’s modern award review.
The CFMEU has written to politicians to set the record straight over employer misinformation about the WorkPac v Skene decision regarding the use of casuals in mining.
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Mine dust victims are calling on Queensland coal companies to pay a levy on coal production to assist workers afflicted by mine dust diseases.
CFMEU Mining and Energy has placed ads in major regional newspapers in NSW and Queensland coalfields today, urging mine operators to end the ‘permanent casual’ rort and employ workers in permanent
North Goonyella mineworkers have been stood down and access to the mine sealed as an underground fire at the Bowen Basin mine continues to burn.
The CFMEU has written to the operators of all coal mines in NSW and Queensland to warn them they may be complicit in breaching the Fair Work Act by specifying that labour hire companies supply casu
In the Workpac v Skene decision, the Federal Court found that that casual haul truck operator Paul Skene wasn’t really a casual due to the regular and continuous nature of his work on a fixed roste