Category - Industrial Relations

Mineral Council of Australia at Clermont Qld

Outdated workplace laws must change says industry

Workplace and environmental rules in the resources sector are so dated they are holding the industry back, a body representing major mining companies has warned. The mining industry believes it would...

Strike wins more job security for mine workers

Coal mine workers on New South Wales’ South Coast will enjoy more job security after week-long industrial action. The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy Union’s...

Gas forum meeting at Roma

Local Business Opportunities Focus At Roma Gas Forum

A meeting held in Roma by the GasFields Commission which brought together about 80 business people focused on leveraging long-term opportunities for Maranoa businesses with the onshore gas industry...

Senators Accused Of Protecting Union Officials

Senators Accused Of Protecting Union Officials

The head of one of Australia’s peak mining bodies has accused some senators of attempting to protect union officials at the expense of ordinary union members. AMMA chief executive, Steve Knott...

Industrial Action Costs Aurizon $2 million

Industrial Action Costs Aurizon $2 million

Coal carrier, Aurizon, claims that industrial action carried out by transport unions has cost the company $2 million on top of the loss of coal royalty revenue to the State Government. The Rail Tram...

Jobs To Go At Rio Tinto

Jobs To Go At Rio Tinto

The first head has rolled and more jobs could soon go at Rio Tinto after the company announced this morning a restructuring of the company’s portfolio of assets. The first casualty of...

Peak Downs Mine Truck Driver Loses Dispute Against BHP

Peak Downs Mine Truck Driver Loses Dispute Against BHP

Disciplinary action against the driver of a water truck who inadvertently caused an accident at BHP’s Peak Downs mine has been deemed appropriate by the Fair Work Commission. The worker, Mr Julio...

Coal Freight Operations Disrupted By Planned Strikes

The Rail Tram and Bus Union will hold 24-hour strikes across six of Aurizon’s  Queensland coal depots this Friday and next Monday. According to The Australian, union members are striking over...

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