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Anglo to replace striking workers

Anglo American has escalated the situation at their German Creek mine, near Middlemount, by advertising for a new workforce while existing employees strike. The mining giant has engaged labour hire...

Labour hire worker exploitation revealed in court

The exploitation of working people in the Bowen Basin and Queensland’s labour hire industry will be the focus of a Parliamentary hearing in Mackay today. The hearings of the Finance and...

Anglo American to cut 85,000 mining jobs globally

Anglo American has announced a “radical portfolio restructuring” which includes 85,000 jobs slashed globally. The massive overhaul will see the workforce shrink from 135,000 to 50,000 as...

CFMEU says AMMA wrong on union membership

Claims by the Australian Mines and Minerals Association and the ABS that union membership in the coal mining industry is declining is “inaccurate”, according to membership records of the...

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Learning on common ground

The Australia-China Free Trade Agreement may be making headlines for the political debate around foreign labour, but that’s not stopping the two nations from preparing for a more united future...

Blackwater community rally against BHP cuts

CLOSE to 1000 Blackwater residents gathered in full force last night to discuss BHP’s intention to contract out 300 permanent jobs at the Blackwater coal mine. The small, tight-knit community...

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It’s High Time We Stamp Out Synthetic Drugs

The issue of synthetic drugs in the community is having a trickle-on effect into Queensland’s mining and resources workforces. The National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre clears the haze...

Earthmoving equipment pretty in pink for charity

An earthmoving company has painted one of their machines bright pink in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Dunns Earthmoving, a leading provider of...

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Conveyors vs trucks

[hr]Professor Peter Knights examines in-pit crushing and conveying and asks, are we learning from past performance?[hr] Truck and shovel operations are currently the staple mining method employed by...

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