BHP’s announcement today it will invest in more apprenticeships is a hollow promise, with existing training programs failing to provide Queenslanders with transferable skills and qualifications, th
September's Common Cause looks at our casuals campaign, the discrimination claim for BHP 'vulnerable' labour hire workers, win on automation jobs and much more.
Operations at the Cerrejón coal mine, owned by multinationals Glencore, BHP and Anglo American, came to a halt on 31 August when Sintarcarbón launched a strike, after rejecting a shift change that
Aboriginal and older labour hire mineworkers classified as vulnerable to COVID have been stranded without pay for months after BHP excluded them from the workplace but refused to pay their wages.
Senator Matt Canavan wrote to the Union saying he was confused about our concerns about casualisation in mining. Queensland District President Stephen Smyth set him straight with this response:
Queensland coal miners would not welcom
The mining union has slammed South 32 for killing local business, Southern Colliery Maintenance (SCM), due to its current campaign to eliminate all decent employers from its Illawarra sites.
More workers have been told they’ll be forced on to lower pay and conditions on or lose their jobs at South32’s Appin mine as the Miners Union launches a new campaign to protect rights for casual m