Statement from Queensland District President Stephen Smyth
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.
Federal Government intervention in a court case to wind back casual rights will give big mining companies the green light to keep exploiting casual labour hire workers, the CFMEU said today.
Russell Robertson is a proud central Queensland coal miner and CFMEU member. Now he's running for federal parliament, fighting for a coal industry that delivers for workers.
Steve Holder loves his job as a BHP iron ore train driver in the Pilbara, so much that he’s been flying across to the Pilbara from regional NSW every fortnight for 11 years.