CFMEU Northern District members at Hitachi work in coal mines every day, but Hitachi is refusing to recognise them as mineworkers when it comes to their working conditions and entitlements.
24 July 1979 brought a mine disaster to Appin on the NSW South Coast. An underground explosion, three kilometres from the pithead and 600 metres underground, killed 14 mineworkers.
On 16 July 1986 an explosion deep underground at Moura No. 4 mine in Queensland took the lives of 12 coal mineworkers.
CFMEU Mining and Energy has written to BHP Billiton today expressing concern about multiple breaches of employee privacy affecting members of the union in Queensland and New South Wales.
Two weeks ago the ABC's 7.30 program reported on the death of Queensland coal miner Tyrone Buckton, who died after contracting the lung disease silicosis.
New Hope has taken steps to stop negotiations and push a sub-standard Enterprise Agreement out to a vote of its workers.
Metropolitan Mine has recently clocked up 130 years in operation – that makes it the oldest coal mine operating in Australia.
We would like to pay our respects to Merv Mahon, who sadly died over the weekend.
The CFMEU Mining and Energy division has welcomed the decision by AGL Energy to decline an offer by Alinta Energy to purchase the Liddell Power Station.
The CFMEU Mining and Energy division has called for Queensland’s industrial manslaughter laws to be applied to the mining industry, following the release of a report into the death in 2014 of elect