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Peabody's announcement it will close its Wilkie Creek mine in Queensland's Surat Basin comes as a blow to workers, their families and local communities just before Christmas, the Miners Union said.
As we head into Christmas, the company must now put the interests of mining families first, said CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland Vice President Shane Brunker.
Workers were taken by surprise by today’s announcement, he said.
Rio Tinto: unsustainable business practice
Special Report from Industriall
Industriall has recently released a special report which examines Rio Tinto's bad business behaviour.
Claiming to abide by good corporate practice, mining giant Rio Tinto’s behaviour includes major disputes with trade unions, communities, regulatory authorities, as well as over indigenous people’s rights.
It is with great sadness that the Executive reports the death of the first black President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Nelson Mandela.
The Executive and Members of the Union, extend our deepest and most sincere condolences to Mr Mandela's family and to the people of South Africa, who have lost a great and unifying leader.
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