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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...

MP “attacks” union’s jobs campaign

Member for Capricornia Michelle Landry has “attacked” Central Queensland workers’ campaign for steady jobs, according to the CMFEU. The union has put pressure on the government...

CFMEU calls to end casualisation in mining industry

The CFMEU have put pressure on the Government to ensure job security in the Queensland mining industry. The union pointed out that despite coal production increasing by 50 million tonnes since 2011...

Sacked Cockatoo Coal workers remain unpaid

More than 70 workers sacked from Cockatoo Coal’s Baralaba coal operation seven weeks ago are still waiting to be paid their entitlements. The workers were laid off from the operation, located...

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When work hurts

WorkCover Queensland share how workers’ compensation claims are determined. When it comes to workers’ compensation insurance in Queensland, some employers and workers might wonder how we make...

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The return of Black Lung

The deadly disease thought to have been eradicated thirty years ago has made a nasty return, sending shockwaves through the Queensland mining industry. But did it ever disappear, or did the industry...

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Mature minds on the tools

Hiring mature-aged workers over their younger competitors means a significantly higher pay package, but Energy Skills Queensland says adult apprentices are worth the cost. The value of completing an...

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