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Created Thu 16/03/2017, Last Updated Fri 17/03/2017

University of Newcastle survey - Safety and Risk Taking in Australian coal mines

A team of researchers from The University of Newcastle are investigating safety and risk-taking in Australian Coal Mines. The research is being funded by the Australian Coal Association’s Research Program (ACARP). The aim is to improve safety. All Australian coal mine industry workers, both employees and contractors, are invited to participate in the research by completing a short (20 minutes), anonymous and confidential online survey.

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Created Thu 16/03/2017, Last Updated Thu 16/03/2017

Hazelwood worker expresses appreciation for Worker Transfer Scheme

Last Friday, Mark Richards, a Hazelwood unit controller and proud CFMEU member, made this speech to tell what the new Worker Transfer Scheme means to the Latrobe Valley workers and community:

Last November a thousand Latrobe Valley workers received the shocking news that our foreign owners had decided to close Hazelwood and we were all going to be without jobs.

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Created Thu 16/03/2017, Last Updated Thu 16/03/2017

Global mining unions demand BHP Billiton resume negotiations at La Escondida mine in Chile

Major mining unions and the IndustriALL Global Union, representing mineworkers worldwide, are calling on the management of La Escondida copper mine in Chile and BHP Billiton, the majority owner, to resume collective agreement negotiations.