Published: 8 Feb 2021
The Miners Union will today give evidence at a Senate Inquiry about how the Federal Government’s IR Omnibus Bill exacerbates rampant casualisation in the mining industry.
The CFMEU Mining Division’s submission to the IR Omnibus Bill Senate Inquiry beginning today in Townsville says the Bill gives big mining and labour hire companies a free pass to continue exploiting casuals in roles that are in practice full-time.
The Bill seeks to overturn important Federal Court wins for casual mineworkers that recognise the real, full-time nature of the hours and rosters they work.
Key areas of concern for mineworkers are:
“At a time when mineworkers need intervention and support from their political representatives to reverse rampant casualisation and wage-cutting in their industry, these elements of the Bill would further erode their rights and protections at work,” says the submission.
The Mining and Energy Division’s submission is available here.