Aboriginal and older labour hire mineworkers classified as vulnerable to COVID have been stranded without pay for months after BHP excluded them from the workplace but refused to pay their wages.
Senator Matt Canavan wrote to the Union saying he was confused about our concerns about casualisation in mining. Queensland District President Stephen Smyth set him straight with this response:
Queensland coal miners would not welcom
The mining union has slammed South 32 for killing local business, Southern Colliery Maintenance (SCM), due to its current campaign to eliminate all decent employers from its Illawarra sites.
More workers have been told they’ll be forced on to lower pay and conditions on or lose their jobs at South32’s Appin mine as the Miners Union launches a new campaign to protect rights for casual m
Thanks to a big union win in the Federal Court, casual coal miners on regular full-time hours are now entitled to benefits like paid leave.
The Miners Union today launches a nationwide campaign urging
In the August 2020 issue of Common Cause: fight for jobs at New Acland, support for life-saving rescue chopper, Ops Services workers speak out on conditions, and more.