The CFMEU Mining and Energy Division today pledged to use all its resources to fight “a shocking” decision by the Fair Work Commission on Friday that would cost tens of thousands of coal industry employees hundreds of millions in lost earnings.
The Australian Border Force is hopelessly under resourced to intercept the arrival in Australia of illegal asbestos products and other dangerous non-conforming building products, a Senate inquiry will hear today in Brisbane.
On the 70th anniversary of the historic Miners Federation campaign to eradicate the deadly Black Lung disease from Australia’s coal industry, our CFMEU has welcomed the Queensland Government’s introduction of new laws to tackle its re-emergence.
The Fair Work Commission has failed in in its duty to consider the circumstances of workers in its decision to terminate the Loy Yang power plant enterprise bargaining agreement, CFMEU Mining and Energy Victorian District Secretary, Geoff Dyke has said.
Workers in AGL’s Loy Yang power plant will be taking protected industrial action on 28 December. The stop work action follows 14 months of attempts to bargain with AGL who refuses to genuinely bargain for a fair outcome for workers.