December 2021

Grosvenor miners celebrate new Lodge

Coal miners at Queensland’s Grosvenor mine were traumatised by an underground explosion 18 months ago. Since then, they’ve been getting organised and have now formed our union’s newest Lodge.

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‘Same Job Same Pay’ would end labour hire rip off

A bill introduced to Federal Parliament would end the pay discrimination between labour hire coal miners doing the same job as permanent employees but being paid less.

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Tragedy at Curragh

Our hearts are with the family, friends and workmates of mineworker Clark Peadon who was tragically killed at Curragh Mine near Blackwater early on Sunday 21 November.

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Our priority for the upcoming federal election is ending the labour hire rort. Here’s a sneak peak of our new ad campaign.

In Other News

Mt Arthur vax mandate fails over consultation

Late Friday, the full bench of the Fair Work Commission ruled that BHP’s mandatory Covid vaccination policy introduced at NSW’s Mt Arthur mine was not lawful or reasonable due to lack of consultation with workers. Read More

New Memorial Wall a sanctuary for grieving families

The newly restored Jim Comerford Memorial Wall at Cessnock was officially unveiled on the 23rd of November, a special day for our Northern Mining and NSW Energy District. Read More

Do you have a loved one studying in 2022?

Applications for our Mineworkers Trust scholarships are now open. There are 20 $7000 scholarships available for union members and their dependents undertaking further education in 2022. Read More

FROM THE GENERAL SECRETARY

We need new laws to stamp out labour hire business model

For too long, mining companies have exploited weak workplace laws to replace good, permanent jobs with casual labour hire on lower wages.

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