July 2022

Permanent jobs win at Grosvenor

Union campaigning has delivered 200 new permanent jobs at Grosvenor underground mine as Anglo abandons its 100% labour hire employment model. While the permanent shirts are great win, workers are disappointed Anglo has opened applications externally.

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Raw chicken, green calamari and mouldy sandwiches?

Have you experienced dodgy food while staying at camp? Mineworkers in the Pilbara have sent through these doozies. Take our WA camp survey or send through your examples of terrible camp fare.

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Fight for fair contractor entitlements at Yallourn coal mine

Mineworkers at Yallourn coal mine don’t receive the same redundancy entitlements as workers at Yallourn power station, simply because they are contractors. An industrial campaign is seeking to change that. 

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In Other News

Miners support nurses with new hospital fund

Five MEU Lodges have committed to providing long-term support to Moranbah Hospital by setting up a fund, which will help improve living conditions for nurses working in the central Queensland mining hub. Read More

Deadly July – Never to be forgotten

Mount Kembla, Box Flat, Moura No 4, Appin, South Bulli - July is the month that coal mining communities have endured some of the worst disasters known in our industry's history. We look back at what caused these disasters and the safety improvements workers fought for to prevent them happening again. Read More

QLD coal industry made to share the good times

The Queensland Government is making mining companies pay a bigger share of their super-profits back to the state, as coal prices hit record highs. National Research Director Peter Colley debunks mining company claims that this will threaten future investment. Read More

Message from the President

It’s time for a national plan to support energy workers

For years now, our members in power stations have been hit with a succession of announcements about closures, closure dates being brought forward and heated debate about the future of their industry. This is why we are calling for a national body to manage the energy transition in the interests of workers and communities.

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