September 2022

BHP miners ready to fight for job security

Miners covered by the biggest Enterprise Agreement in the Queensland coalfields are set to vote on taking industrial action after BHP failed to support permanent jobs.

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Sackings not genuine redundancies

Twenty-two underground miners sacked from Peabody’s Helensburgh mine were not genuine redundancies as they should have been redeployed in roles being performed by contractors, the Fair Work Commission has ruled in a big win for permanent jobs.

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Coal price boom delivers CEO pay bonanza

Australian coal producers report sky-high financial year profits sand exorbitant CEO pay thanks to record-high coal prices.

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Ten teams from the Lithgow, Moolarben and Gunnedah districts recently battled it out at the Western Mines Rescue Mines Competition. We followed the team from Springvale as they strove for glory.

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Appin miners to take fifth week of industrial action

Solidarity to workers at Appin Lodge in their fourth week of protected industrial action in order to secure a better deal from South32. Read More

Mastermyne should be charged over Crinum death

Our Queensland District has formally requested the Work Health and Safety Prosecutor pursue a prosecution against labour hire company Mastermyne over the death of coal miner Graham Dawson in September last year. Read More

Memorials commemorate lives lost to coal mining

Memorial days have been held in NSW and Queensland to remember and honour lives lost to mining. Read More

Hope for jobs as New Acland closer to re-opening

Former New Acland miners are hopeful of re-employment at the mine as a major hurdle is cleared with the Stage 3 mining lease being granted. Read More

Message from the General President

New application for a member ballot to withdraw from CFMMEU

On 15 September 2022, our Union lodged a new application with the Fair Work Commission for a ballot of members to withdraw from the Construction Forestry Maritime Mining and Energy Union and form a standalone union.

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