The CFMEU has written to Port Kembla Coal Terminal directors asking them to provide detail on plans to casualise the permanent workforce.
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A tragic accident causing the death of a mineworker and injuries to several others at Anglo American’s Moranbah North mine has deeply shaken Central Queensland’s mining community.
Port Kembla Coal Terminal workers received notice last night that they have been locked out for 10 days until Wednesday 27 February.
Victims of coal mine dust diseases and their supporters rallied outside BHP’S Brisbane office on Friday.
Over 100 Queenslanders have now been diagnosed with mine dust lung diseases such as black lung and silicosis, according to the latest figures from CFMEU Mining & Energy.
Port Kembla Coal Terminal workers will strike until Monday, after a two-week lock by the company expired this morning.
Mine dust victims and supporters tried to meet with Queensland Member of Parliament Michelle Landry at her electorate office in Rockhampton but she would not come out to meet with them.
“What does the future of work entail when mining is done through automation, and how will workers and mine-affected communities’ benefit?”
CFMEU members at Port Kembla Coal Terminal have rejected the company’s latest offer