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Appin Coal Colliery

Proponent cancels labour hire meeting after bad press

A mining and metals company slammed the door on industry talks about outsourced worker conditions at its coal operation in New South Wales’ Macarthur region. South32 management seemingly...

WorkPac applicants

Labour hire firm faces class action for unpaid leave

Casual workers who were employed through a recruitment company could receive back payment for leave entitlements, an industry body revealed. The Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and Energy...

BHP workers

Short term FIFO jobs filling fast at mining giant

Recruiters have filled more than two thirds of the temporary vacancies advertised as part of a multinational resources company’s major recruitment drive. BHP has confirmed its labour hire partners...

BHP mine worker

Mining giant loses labour hire case at Fair Work

A global resources company lost an industrial relations battle with an industry group because mine workers employed through the in house labour hire subsidiary would allegedly be worse off. The Fair...

Idemitsu Boggabri Coal Mine

Thousands of mine workers lost their job since January

A deadly virus caused thousands of resources employees to lose income in the past two months, a consultancy has found. Deloitte has revealed the Chinese coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has had a...

mining stays safe

Mining Union urges industry to stay safe

Mining companies must urgently make arrangements for mineworkers affected by the Queensland Government’s interstate FIFO ban to move locally if they wish to, the Miners Union said today. Mining Union...