Tag - Stephen Smyth

Anglo refuses to rule out hiring armed guards

German Creek miners are concerned Anglo American will employ armed security guards to intimidate workers striking at the Middlemount mine, according to the CMFEU. The union wrote to Anglo American’s...

Three new cases of black lung revealed

Three new cases of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis have been revealed by the CFMEU this week, just weeks after the disease killed one of them – a retired miner. The mining union said Mines...

Queensland gov’t launches “attack” on black lung

Tougher coal dust controls, new and better testing, and better trained medicos are the backbone of a new regime to protect the health of the state’s 5500 underground coal miners. A day after...

As many as 12 miners could have black lung, union says

A seventh case of Black Lung disease has been announced this week, with confirmation coming that the latest case is a 55-year-old miner with a long history working in Queensland coal mines. CFMEU...

Return of the black lung to face Senate inquiry

A Senate inquiry into the return of the deadly black lung disease has been announced this week. Six Queensland coal miners have been diagnosed with coal workers’ pneumoconiosis, or black lung...

Black Lung sees Central Queensland miners walk off site

The return of the deadly Black Lung disease has seen Central Queensland mine workers walk off site as concerns for their health arise. Four Queensland miners, including two employed at Vale’s...

Central Queenslanders rally for local jobs in Brisbane

Representatives and community members from regional Queensland towns such as Blackwater, Mackay, Dysart and Moranbah will travel to Brisbane today and march on Queensland Parliament to send a message...

CFMEU calls on MPs to explain FIFO discrimination bill

The CFMEU have called on Central Queensland Coalition MPs Michelle Landry and George Christensen to reveal details about how their proposed amendment to the Fair Work Act 2009 would actually work to...