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Energy company given okay to sack hundreds of workers

A state-owned energy corporation has been given the nod to retrench hundreds of workers across New South Wales. Essential Energy recently received approval to slash at least 600 regional jobs across...

Redundancy pay could be capped for coal miners

Redundancy pay could be capped at nine years for coal miners if a Fair Work Commission move is successful. Every four years the Black Coal Mining Industry Award, which outlines the minimum terms and...

Methane explosion at Russian mine kills 36

The death toll from an explosion which ripped through the Severnaya mine in Arctic Russia has reached 36. The incident, which occurred on Thursday, has been described as the worst mining disaster in...

Worker Injured at Jellinbah Coal Mine

A mine worker has been injured in a truck rollover at the Jellinbah coal mine near Bluff in Central Queensland. The man is believed to have sustained facial fractures in the incident which took place...

Peak Downs Unfair Dismissal Case Goes to Federal Court

A former Peak Downs mine worker is taking his unfair dismissal case to federal court after having the case rejected by the Fair Work Commission earlier this year. Darrin James Grant, a Peak Downs...

LNG plant worker injured in fall at Curtis Island

A worker at Santos’ LNG plant on Curtis Island near Gladstone sustained a number of injuries yesterday in a fall. The Gladstone Observer reports that the 27-year old sustained swollen ankles, a...

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