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
Unions in Pakistan held a day of mourning and protest on 28 September at the continued death toll in the country’s mines, and called for the ratification of ILO Convention 176.
The Queensland Government’s commitment to reducing mine dust levels announced today will save lives by reducing future cases of mine dust lung disease.
Qld District President Steve Smyth is a third generation coal miner. He is gutted by members getting mine dust disease. "You go to work to work, not to die"
Mining companies are on notice to stop treating casual labour hire workers as disposable after the Fair Work Commission (FWC) ordered the reinstatement of a worker ‘demobilised’ for no reason.
The 19th & 20th of September are memorable in Queensland for the shock caused by mine explosions at Mount Mulligan (1921) and 54 years later at Kianga (1975).