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
Statement from Queensland District President Stephen Smyth
Australia’s biggest coal companies have joined forces to slash mineworkers’ accident pay by a third.
Latest coal industry jobs data shows that coal jobs in NSW are at their highest level in five years, but growth isn’t delivering direct, permanent jobs.
Mineworkers at Collie’s Griffin Coal fear more jobs may be lost in coming weeks after 20 labour hire workers were told this week their jobs were gone.
The June 2019 Common Cause has been emailed to members.
Congratulations to Halle Brown and Aimee Williamson, who were among 20 successful applicants for this year’s round of Mineworkers Trust scholarships.
Our legal team has been in the Federal Court this week, defending our landmark win for casual mineworkers. Labour hire bosses and the Morrison Government are trying to overturn it.