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Our Union has condemned BHP’s decision to cut around 300 jobs at its Mount Arthur coal mine in the NSW Hunter Valley at a time when the company is making substantial profits at the operation.
Peter Jordan, President of our Northern Mining and NSW Energy District described the decision as “another body blow to the workforce and the mining community of the Hunter. It is not like this mine is a loss making operation. In BHP’s annual report to its AGM, it pointed out that the Mount Arthur mine is recorded as NSW Energy Coal bringing in some US$174 million in earnings.
It is just over two years since former Federal Independent MP Tony Windsor headed a joint Parliamentary Inquiry into fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) and drive-in, drive-out (DIDO) practices that lifted the lid on a wide range of problems affecting workers and communities. That Inquiry produced the world’s most comprehensive report on FIFO and DIDO and was entitled Cancer of the Bush or salvation for our cities?
The CFMEU is deeply saddened by the news that a mineworker has died overnight at the Anglo American Grasstree coal mine near Middlemount in Central Queensland.
Three union check inspectors are currently at the site, working with investigators to understand the causes and circumstances of the fatality, said CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland District Secretary Tim Whyte.
“We need a thorough and transparent investigation into this tragedy, the second fatality at Grasstree this year,” said Mr Whyte.
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