Our South Western District has farewelled Secretary Lee Webb who retired this month, with Andy Davey elected to replace him.
When the Oakdale mine closed in 1999, workers were left with millions of dollars in unpaid entitlements. A determined campaign, including a national strike, led to a $6.3 million payout.
The CFMEU has filed a landmark class action to win back millions of dollars in unpaid entitlements for coal miners misclassified as casuals by labour hire firm WorkPac.
WorkPac class action seeks millions for casuals; BHP profit result; Oakdale victory 20 years on and more news from CFMEU Mining & Energy.
Spotlight on safety following shocking recent mineworker deaths - Queensland safety reset; July's disastrous history; welcome to our new Vice Presidents and farewell to Tiny, and much more in July'
On 16 July 1986 an explosion deep underground took the lives of 12 coal miners.
The union representing coal miners has issued an urgent call on mining companies to redouble their checks on windrows at open cut mines after a spate of safety incidents, including a fatal accident
The CFMEU Mining & Energy Division is urging contract coal miners in the Illawarra region not to sign any employment agreements with PIMS Group, after the project manager backflipped on a deal
Statement from Queensland District President Stephen Smyth
Australia’s biggest coal companies have joined forces to slash mineworkers’ accident pay by a third.