March 2021

Rix’s Creek miners strike for fair leave

Coal miners at Rix’s Creek mine in the Hunter Valley are taking strike action to address a long-term concern over unfair leave arrangements for shift workers. They are demanding 'paid as at work' sick and and annual leave entitlements.

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Class actions undermined as One Nation sells out casuals

Thousands of casual coal miners will be denied justice after the Morrison Government and One Nation teamed up to push through laws that overturn our union’s important court wins giving rights to casuals.

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Sailor, Brownie, Captain, Red: remembering Collie's pit ponies

A fantastic new statue unveiled in Collie honours the role of some special workers - pit ponies. Our latest podcast hears from veteran Collie coal miners about their memories of working with the horses.

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"Time we stood on our own two feet": Delegates talk about their unanimous decision to back a member ballot to leave the CFMMEU at the recent Mining and Energy National Convention.

In Other News

Members to vote on independent future

The Mining and Energy Division has applied to the Fair Work Commission for a member ballot to leave the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union. All members will get a vote. Our new website will keep you up to date with the process. Read More

2021 looking better for coal, but bigger storm clouds loom

National Research Director Peter Colley outlines the latest forecasts for coal and energy. While 2021 is looking up for the coal industry compared to 2020, there are some challenges ahead for production and exports. Read More

Peter Muldoon: Mine Super legend honoured in retirement

Peter Muldoon has been a great friend and supporter of our union throughout his 39 years with Mine Super and we wish him well in his retirement. Read More

From the General President

National Convention endorses bold roadmap  

National Convention is our union’s most democratic forum, bringing together hundreds of delegates from mines, power stations, ports and coal terminals around the country. We have many challenges between now and our next Convention in four years. But with a bold roadmap endorsed by our workplace leaders I’m confident we are heading in the right direction.

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