March 2022

Tragic fatality at Moranbah North

We are shocked and saddened by the death of our long-term member and experienced coal mineworker Gavin Feltwell at Moranbah North underground mine late Friday night.

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‘Same job same pay’: how would it work?

This federal election, we are campaigning for ‘same job same pay’ for labour hire workers. Labor’s IR shadow minister Tony Burke told our latest podcast how the policy would work. Here's what coal miners need to know.

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Hitting the road for two top blokes

Devastated by the loss of two workmates to brain cancer, members of our Mt Owen Lodge in the Hunter Valley have organised a 650km bike ride from Tumut in the Snowy Mountains to Bulga to honour their mates and raise much-needed funds.

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Capricornia candidate and coal miner Russell Robertson knows that permanent jobs matter - getting a permanent mining job changed his life.

In Other News

Shameful anniversary: a year since One Nation sold out miners

March 18 marked one year since One Nation teamed up with the Morrison Government to pass legislation that has cost casual miners tens of millions of dollars in entitlements. Read More

Glencore making hay while the sun shines (on coal)

Australia’s biggest thermal coal producer made loads of money in 2021 on the back of high coal prices in particular, and is forecasting another great year in 2022. Read More

Vale Gavin Hamilton

A stalwart of our Union’s southern district, Gavin Hamilton, passed away on March 23, aged 95 years. Decades ago, Gavin made industrial history with a pair of bolt-cutters. Read More

From the General Secretary

What’s happening with the demerger?

The Mining and Energy Union remains strongly committed to giving members a vote on withdrawing from the CFMMEU. So what’s taking so long?

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