CFMEU Mining & Energy fights for our members in coal and metals mining and power generation around Australia. Our members work hard, play a crucial role in Australia’s economy, support their communities and have a proud tradition of standing up for safety and workers’ rights.

Hosted by Tim Brunero, this podcast features news, interviews and inside stories keeping you up to the minute with our activities, challenges and successes.


Episode One - COVID-19 updates

Corona virus has changed how we all work - from staggered shift starts to cleaning down equipment to ditching carpooling - but some proposed solutions, like 21 days on, 7 days off rosters have been shown the door. CFMEU National President Tony Maher discusses FIFO’s ‘Black Swan’ event, Queensland District President Stephen Smyth calls out ‘hot seat changing’ & ‘hot bedding’, FIFO Pilbara locomotive driver Paul Bloxsom opens up about the pain of leaving his family for 3 months. Industry Health & Safety Inspector Stephen Luck talks about the reality of doing night shift and coming home to a house full of self isolating family. CFMEU National Research Director Peter Colley analyses the falling coal price and stable employment numbers & Hunter Valley shotfirer Kerry Konieczny explains how she got decent breastfeeding facilities for working mums at her pit.

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