A week after miners went on strike at the Oaky North Lodge, Glencore has continued their unreasonable approach to key problems with their proposed enterprise agreement which would strip workers’ of their conditions and entitlements.
The Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union has labeled the shock announcement today by Carter Holt Harvey that it would close its Morwell softwood mill within three months and make 160 workers redundant as “an act of bastardry”.
The CFMEU welcomes SA Premier Jay Weatherill’s announcement that there will be a Coroner’s Inquiry into the workplace death of construction worker Jorge Castillo-Riffo, and an inquiry into the lack of prosecutions over workplace deaths launched by SafeWork SA against employers.
ACT Chief Minister, Andrew Barr MLA, will join CFMEU Construction workers on the Morris Dickson construction site in Dickson will launch a fundraising appeal for the Children’s Ward at Canberra Hospital on Wednesday.
The recently released report by Safe Work Australia shows that the ACT is the least safe jurisdiction in Australia to work, with injury rates in the private sector increasing by 25.5 percent since 2011.
The Australian Building and Construction Commission has been dealt another embarrassing blow today with the Federal Court dismissing all claims against the CFMEU and its’ officials in a claim that director Nigel Hadgkiss had billed as potentially costing the union $1.1million.