News from Tasmania and around the Union.
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.
BHP’s headline profit for the year ending June may be down – but that’s mostly to management mistakes in the USA. The company is making loads of money out of iron ore and coal.
The Full Federal Court has today upheld a decision that casual workers may be entitled to paid leave if they work in on-going, regular arrangements.
Glencore is one mining company among many announcing great profits on the back of sharply higher mineral prices since mid-2016.
Australian coal exports reached $60.1 billion in 2017-18, the highest ever level and only just behind iron ore exports at $61.4 billion.
Colombia is one of the resource-rich, conflict-ridden countries favoured by Glencore.