March 2019

“We are coal miners” – Hitachi field crew win their fight

CFMEU members at Hitachi who service equipment in Hunter Valley coal mines have won employment entitlements that reflect the real conditions of their work.

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Truck driver dies as Terminal lock out continues

Truck driver Mark Roberts has died after a shocking accident at Port Kembla Coal Terminal last week. CFMEU members, who are locked out of the terminal due to a bargaining dispute, are devastated. They have placed flowers at the locked terminal gates as a memorial to Mark.

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In Other News

Women leaders tackle major industry challenges

Danielle Hage is an iron ore train driver in Western Australia. Jenna Saunders is a coal mineworker in Central Queensland. Both are union delegates standing up for their co-workers every day as they face up to major challenges in our industries. Read More

Black lung victims fight for justice

Over 100 Queenslanders have now been diagnosed with mine dust lung diseases such as black lung and silicosis – but their fight for justice is delivering results. Read More

Big producers making big profits from Australian coal

Australia’s top three coal producers, Glencore, BHP and Yancoal, recorded hefty profits last year from coking and thermal coal. Read More


‘Right to request’ permanency no answer for casuals

What would a labour hire boss say if a casual mineworker asked for a permanent job? A) No B) Don’t come back tomorrow C) Nothing, too busy laughing. Yet the ‘right to request’ permanent work is what the Coalition is proposing as a solution to the casualisation crisis in our industries.

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