A message from our retiring General Secretary Andrew Vickers:
After 36-years as a full-time Union official I am retiring at the end of September this year.
Three quarters of the workforce at the coal wash plant attached to the Glencore Oaky North mine yesterday voted against an enterprise agreement put by the company which would erode their rights and
Our Queensland and Northern Districts have recently held Memorial Days to pay respect to the workers who have lost their lives while working for coal.
Swiss mining giant Glencore is systematically violating human rights and health and safety laws, denying its workers their right to freedom of association at locations around the world.
The 19th & 20th of September are memorable in Queensland for the shock and sorrow they caused at Mount Mulligan (1921) and 54 years later at Kianga (1975).
by Paddy Gorman, Editor Common Cause
Our journal Common Cause was first published in 1920. This edition, the last to be published, caps off a wonderful 97 years of publication.
On 1 September 1923 a fire and explosions at Bellbird Colliery in the Hunter Valley caused the deaths of 21 underground coal miners.
The CFMEU Mining and Energy Division has welcomed the Palaszczuk Government’s announcement that it will ban 100% compulsory fly in fly out (FIFO) workers on major mining and resource projects in Qu
The livelihoods of 190 workers are hanging in the balance after multinational mining giant Glencore took the extraordinary step today of locking out its permanent workforce at the Oaky North mine f