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Created Thu 20/11/2014, Last Updated Thu 20/11/2014

Mineworkers call for end to local jobs discrimination at BHP AGM

Mineworkers from around Australia will attend BHP’s AGM in Adelaide today to protest practises they say are alienating workers and communities and tarnishing the company’s reputation.

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Created Wed 19/11/2014, Last Updated Wed 19/11/2014

Mineworkers call for end to local jobs discrimination at BHP AGM

Mineworkers from around Australia will attend BHP’s AGM in Adelaide tomorrow to protest the company’s unfair treatment of workers and communities.

When: Thursday, 20 November 2014, AGM 10am-12 noon
Union officials will be available to speak to media at 12.30pm
Where: Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Corner Port Road and Adam Street, Hindmarsh, Adelaide

Among the major concerns of the miners’ union are that:

Created Wed 19/11/2014, Last Updated Wed 19/11/2014

Chinese developer's push for worker visa relaxation a sign of what's to come under China Free Trade Agreement

A media report today that Chinese property developer Greenland Holdings is urging relaxation of visa restrictions in the wake of the China Free Trade Agreement was a sign that the deal would open the door to imported labour.

CFMEU National Secretary Michael O'Connor said the Chinese property developer's call to make it easier to bring in Chinese construction workers flew in the face of assurances by the Abbott Government that this would not be the case.

He said such a move would be disastrous in the current economic climate.