News from Queensland and around the Union.
A sacked labour hire worker has returned to work at BHP’s Goonyella Riverside mine in a landmark win for casual labour hire mineworkers.
The CFMEU and former coal miner Paul Skene have sought leave to intervene in a test case brought by WorkPac seeking to overturn the Union’s landmark win on annual leave rights for ‘permanent casual
Workers who depend on the coal-fired power industry face a bleak and uncertain future if governments fail to manage the energy transition currently underway, according to a new report commissioned
IndustriALL Global Union and affiliates representing BHP workers in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Colombia challenged the mining giant’s unsustainable and dangerous business model, at its annual ge
Mineworkers employed by WorkPac have voted down an enterprise agreement put by the company that would entrench continuing inequality between labour hire and permanent mineworkers.
Federal Government intervention on behalf of business to wind back the WorkPac v Skene Federal Court decision will give big mining companies the green light to keep exploiting casual workers in per
The employer community is putting on quite a show about a recent Federal Court decision that a casual labour hire coal miner employed full-time for years was not really a casual under the law and w
Independent monitoring of dust levels must be urgently introduced in Queensland to help manage the worsening mine dust disease crisis including black lung and silicosis, CFMEU Mining and Energy sai
The length of time coal mineworkers can claim accident pay under the Black Coal Mining Industry Award has been slashed by one-third in the Fair Work Commission’s modern award review.