August 2022

Yallourn miners fight and win  

Members at Yallourn coal mine have established an important industry standard for redundancy entitlements and won a 16% pay rise after two months of industrial action.  

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Coal Miners Cup a great day of footy

Over 280 kids from nine primary schools across the Gunnedah region in northern NSW gathered for a great day of rugby league.

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Union win: 'A relief for young families'

Apprentices and trainees employed by BHP Coal can now access paid parental leave in an important win fought for by unions.

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What would it take to get your bum in the seat of a 6000-tonne, 24-storey dragline excavator?

In Other News

Chandler employees win first round in entitlements blue

Former permanent employees of Chandler at the Mount Arthur open cut coal mine in the Hunter Valley are celebrating a win. Read More

Bloody Huge Profits but BHP still has hissy fit over royalties

The world’s biggest mining company has achieved stratospheric profits but is nevertheless whinging about having to pay higher royalty rates in Queensland. Read More

Glencore's 800% earnings surge

Glencore’s recent announcement of its half-yearly financial results featured the headline-grabbing figure of a more than 800% increase in earnings per share. These extraordinary results came off the back of record high coal prices. Read More

Message from the General Secretary

Farewell Buka

This month, we farewelled our long-term National Legal Director Alex Bukarica. We’ll miss Alex’s guidance and experience, but he is leaving a strong legal team committed to defending members’ rights.

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