Common Cause: the coal miners’ candidate, FIFO blues, Skene update and more

Published: 6 May 2019

CFMEU Mining and Energy members have received the latest Common Cause e-newsletter. In this issue:

  • The coal miner we need in Canberra: Long-term CFMEU member Russell Robertson has been a coal miner for 25 years. Now he’s running for federal parliament in the crucial Central Queensland seat of Capricornia, fighting for a coal industry that delivers for workers.
  • Beating the FIFO blues: Western Australia has become the first state to develop an industry code of practice for mentally healthy workplaces for FIFO workers. It is a welcome development, but will companies stump up for real change?
  • Winners and grinners at kids' footy day: Over 250 kids from primary schools across the Gunnedah region in northern NSW gathered for a great day of rugby league competition at the annual Coalminers Cup Carnival in April.


  • Morrison moves to undo Skene entitlements win - Video news of Hitachi workers in the Hunter Valley who fought for and won their battle to be recognised as coal mineworkers - New Winchester South coal mine to generate hundreds of jobs - Give us a (toilet) break: anger at Anglo's 'she-wee' survey - Power station workers walk off over unfair overtime

FROM the General Secretary: Your vote this federal election

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