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).
Green jobs are not necessarily good jobs. Something this union and others have been saying for years but now there is new international research that backs us.
A Federal Court decision has exposed the widespread, dodgy practice of employers incorrectly classifying workers in on-going jobs as casual and it is time employers accepted their obligation to off
The growth of casualisation in mining means women are being let go rather than supported when they fall pregnant.
Mineworkers, unionists, politicians, industry representatives and family members gathered to pay their respects to those killed on the district’s coalfields at the Northern Mining and NSW Energy Di
By Peter Colley, National Research Director