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Aug 25, 2021
Union drops $16m coal worker class action

Union drops $16m coal worker class action

The Mining and Energy Union has dropped a class action seeking about $16 million in entitlements for about 900 current and former casual miners employed by labour hire company WorkPac. The Renyard v WorkPac class action was discontinued due to legal advice it could not succeed due to the recent High Court Rossato judgment and… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Coal, iQ Civil, i...

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Aug 19, 2021
Union members vote down BMA enterprise agreement offer

Union members vote down BMA enterprise agreement offer

Union-related mineworkers have rejected the latest proposed enterprise agreement with BMA. BMA, a joint venture between BHP and Mitsubishi Development, operates seven Bowen Basin mines including Goonyella Riverside, Broadmeadow, Daunia, Peak Downs, Saraji, Blackwater and Caval Ridge. The agreement proposal attracted a resounding 96 percent ‘no-vote’ this week from 1494 EA employees, the majority o...

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Aug 04, 2021
High Court overturns casual worker ruling

High Court overturns casual worker ruling

A decision in a High Court appeal backed by the Federal Government has dashed the hopes of casual miners seeking justice, according to the CFMEU.  Overturning a Federal Court ruling that a casually employed mine worker was actually working on a permanent basis and entitled to back-paid leave entitlements, the High Court found his employment… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, iQ Co...

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Jul 14, 2021
Labour hire woes aired in public hearing

Labour hire woes aired in public hearing

Labour hire workers are treated like second-class citizens at Central Queensland coal operations, a Senate inquiry on job security has heard. Rockhampton-based pump crew operator Chad Stokes was among the individuals giving evidence yesterday on behalf of the CFMEU. “I’ve been in labour hire … for seven years. There just aren’t any permanent jobs being offered… ...

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Jul 13, 2021
Job security hearings take mining focus

Job security hearings take mining focus

Mackay’s Resource Industry Network and mining union the CFMEU are among those due to front a public hearing today by the Senate Select Committee on Job Security. The committee is tasked with inquiring into and reporting on the impact of insecure or precarious employment on the economy, wages, social cohesion and workplace rights and conditions…. This content is for iQ Industry Queensl...

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Jun 21, 2021
Union acts on job security at Grosvenor

Union acts on job security at Grosvenor

The CFMEU has filed an application with the Fair Work Commission challenging ‘maximum term’ employment contracts for labour hire workers at Central Queensland’s Grosvenor coal mine. The union said the contracts provided for a 12-month extension but also stated the One Key workers may be sacked any time or have their contracts extended. CFMEU Mining and… This content is for iQ Industry...

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Jun 19, 2021
Call for action on workforce hit by energy transition

Call for action on workforce hit by energy transition

The union representing coal-fired power station workers and affected miners is calling on the Queensland Government to make good on transition funding as the State moves towards new energy sources. The CFMEU said the Palaszczuk Government had made a promise before the last election to ensure re-training and business development was pursued in relevant regional… This content is for iQ Indust...

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Jun 14, 2021
Grosvenor workers ‘seriously let down’ on safety – union

Grosvenor workers ‘seriously let down’ on safety – union

The Coal Mining Board of Inquiry’s final report paints a shocking picture of safety management at Anglo’s Grosvenor mine, the CFMEU says. CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland president Stephen Smyth welcomed the release of the comprehensive report after an investigation sparked by an explosion at that mine last year. He said the union would review… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, ...

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Jun 12, 2021
Brady Review author to lead Callide power probe

Brady Review author to lead Callide power probe

Forensic engineer Dr Sean Brady has been engaged to lead an independent investigation into the Callide Power Station fire that sparked a massive outage throughout Queensland last month. Dr Brady is the man behind the recent Brady Review investigation into the causes of fatalities in the state’s mining and quarrying industry. CS Energy said other… This content is for iQ Industry Queensland, ...

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