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Northern District President Peter Jordan
Created Thu 17/04/2014, Last Updated Thu 17/04/2014

Is the industry safe? Peter Jordan talks about the Austar fatalities

Mining industry 'needs to look after itself' after fatal accident.

After yesterday's tragic event, in which two mineworkers lost their lives at Austar mine in the Hunter Valley, Northern District President Peter Jordan, has spoken to the ABC's 7.30 program.

He says, "These incidents shouldn't happen. Mine workers should be able to go to work. It is a difficult, dangerous industry, but still, the industry should be able to let these mine workers go home to their families at the end of their shift."

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Created Wed 16/04/2014, Last Updated Wed 16/04/2014

Disaster at Austar Mine kills two mineworkers

Two workers have tragically died at the Austar coal mine in the Hunter Valley after a wall collapsed, causing fatal injuries.

At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with the deceased mineworkers’ families, friends and workmates.

Our Union's Northern District will make available any and all assistance required by the families in these most tragic of circumstances, and will offer support to members who were working with the deceased.

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Created Wed 16/04/2014, Last Updated Wed 16/04/2014

Exposing the ugly truth about Rio Tinto

IndustriALL Global Union has produced a report, to be released in the morning of 15 April; “Unsustainable: The Ugly Truth about Rio Tinto” highlighting the multinational’s global practices. IndustriALL is calling for Rio Tinto to live up to its claim to be a sustainable company including by respecting workers’ rights.

Read more and download the report