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Created Wed 30/11/2016, Last Updated Wed 30/11/2016

Backdoor deal to pass ABCC sells out 1 million workers

The passing of the bill to bring back the ABCC by the Senate this morning through a backdoor deal with One Nation, Senators Nick Xenophon and Derry Hinch has sold out the civil and industrial rights of 1 million Australian workers.

CFMEU National Construction Secretary Dave Noonan said that the rights of 1 million construction workers have been sold down the river by cross bench senators to horse trade with the government on other issues.

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Created Mon 28/11/2016, Last Updated Mon 28/11/2016

Appin contractors protest wage cuts by labour hire company Mastermyne

This week local Appin contractors will protest the ongoing wage cuts by ruthless labour hire company Mastermyne who will once again attempt to undercut workers’ pay in the South West region, adding to the tally of cuts of around 40 percent in the last two years.

CFMEU Mining & Energy Division South West District Vice-President, Bob Timbs said the union is calling on mine operator South 32 to fulfil its duty of corporate responsibility and negotiate a fair deal for local contract mine workers.

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Created Mon 28/11/2016, Last Updated Mon 28/11/2016

Anglo American cuts permanent local jobs to keep casual workers at German Creek mine

Today the CFMEU Mining and Energy Division will hold meetings with Anglo American over 33 permanent local workers from the German Creek mine having been made forcibly redundant since Friday afternoon, in a move by the company to cut permanent jobs and maintain labour hire contractors.

The dismissal notices were emailed to the shocked workers.

CFMEU M&E Queensland District President, Stephen Smyth said the company is clearly trying to pick off union members following an ongoing industrial battle over rights and conditions at the mine.