CFMEU Mining and Energy has placed ads in major regional newspapers in NSW and Queensland coalfields today, urging mine operators to end the ‘permanent casual’ rort and employ workers in permanent
The CFMEU has written to the operators of all coal mines in NSW and Queensland to warn them they may be complicit in breaching the Fair Work Act by specifying that labour hire companies supply casu
In the Workpac v Skene decision, the Federal Court found that that casual haul truck operator Paul Skene wasn’t really a casual due to the regular and continuous nature of his work on a fixed roste
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.
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.
Mining companies are breaching the law by pushing costs for medical assessments and safety gear on to workers.
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 has made more progress this week in our fight against exploitation of casual labour hire workers in the mining industry.
Three drought-affected farming families in NSW’s central west have had a reversal of fortunes after CFMEU Mining and Energy members delivered truckloads of hay to keep stock alive.