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Mar 02, 2021
Oaky North industrial dispute leads to charges

Oaky North industrial dispute leads to charges

The Fair Work Ombudsman is taking legal action against the CFMEU and five officials for incidents during an Oaky North coal mine dispute more than three years ago. It is alleged that the union and each of the officials contravened the Fair Work Act by engaging in and encouraging abusive conduct that amounted to adverse action and coercion during an industrial dispute at the mine. The C...

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Mar 02, 2021
Miners vote to split from ‘chest-beating’ CFMEU

Miners vote to split from ‘chest-beating’ CFMEU

Updated March 2 – 3PM The mining and energy division of the CFMEU has resolved to break away from the broader union in a unanimous vote at their national convention. A statement supporting the resolution at the 2021 Mining and Energy Division National Convention noted there was ‘there was nothing of substance’ that remaining in the broader amalgamated union could offer. ...

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Dec 10, 2020
Union survey highlights Operations Services gripes

Union survey highlights Operations Services gripes

A mineworkers’ union says a survey has shown only 4 per cent of those employed by BHP’s Operations Services are satisfied that their wages and conditions stack up with Queensland coal industry standards. It comes as the mining giant tries to lock in their substandard conditions with fresh Enterprise Agreements, CFMEU Mining and Energy says. Queensland President Stephen Smyth said the ...

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Aug 31, 2020
Union hails Senate win on ‘permanent casual’ jobs

Union hails Senate win on ‘permanent casual’ jobs

A key mining union has welcomed Senate support for a motion calling on the Morrison Government to crack down on the widespread use of ‘permanent casual’ employment in mining. The motion noted the rapid growth of ‘permanent casual’ employment in mining and called on the Federal Government to withdraw from a WorkPac High Court case on the issue. CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland preside...

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Jul 15, 2020
Fair Work win in union fight over BHP labour model

Fair Work win in union fight over BHP labour model

The miners’ union has claimed a victory in its battle against BHP over its Operations Services workforce conditions. The Fair Work Commission this week upheld an appeal against approval of the enterprise agreements covering Operations Services staff over concerns they weren’t genuinely agreed by workers.  It was an interim decision allowing BHP seven days to decide whether it will m...

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