Mining communities throughout Australia are on alert after confirmation of Australia’s first case of
The passing of 97-year old Charles (Digger) Murphy on 23 September represents the end of an era for Queensland and Australian coal mineworkers.
The CFMEU Mining & Energy Division QLD District met with representatives from Anglo American on Friday.
Up to 80 Queensland miners will be made redundant by Anglo American in a hostile ambush that follows over two months of protected industrial action by the German Creek mine workers.
The 15th miner to be officially confirmed with Black Lung disease has emerged, despite originally being cleared on two separate occasions by nominated medical assessors and radiologists.
The Federal Court has ordered more than $1,272,109 in damages and compensation, and $24,600 more in interest payments, be paid to a Hail Creek coalminer victimised and stood down by Rio Tinto, an amount nearly unprecedented in workplace disputes.
Anglo American has escalated the situation at their German Creek mine by advertising for a new workforce while existing employees conduct legal and protected industrial action.
The CFMEU is calling for an urgent halt to the Government’s free trade talks with India due to the risk of even more deadly asbestos flooding into Australia.
The union has written to Trade Minister Steven Ciobo calling for an immediate and urgent suspension of negotiations.
“The CFMEU can confirm that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission this morning executed a search warrant seeking documents in relation to the Competition and Consumer Act.
A decision handed down in the Federal Court today found that the Royal Commission taskforce conducted themselves “unreasonably” in the raids carried out at the Queensland Branch of the CFMEU.