CFMEU - Mining and Energy Division
Mount Thorley Warkworth CFMEU Lodge members rally to support Troy Miles and family
The strength of solidarity that binds mineworkers together in challenging times is well illustrated by our CFMEU Mount Thorley Warkworth Lodge’s support for their stricken workmate Troy Miles and his family.
Troy was involved in an horrific road accident last year that has left him as a Quadriplegic. His injuries were substantial and extensive and Troy mustered every ounce of his formidable spirit and resolve to keep fighting for life. That he survived and is improving is due to not only his courage and determination but to the love and support of his wife Nic and sons Toby, Bailey and Zac.
In his brave fight Troy was also backed by his fellow CFMEU mineworkers at his Northern District’s Mount Thorley Warkworth Lodge who, driven by Lodge Vice-President Edan Price, hosted a race at the Maitland Greyhounds on Australia Day to raise funds for Troy and his family.
Edan Price says that they have now raised more than $12,000 from the day.
“It was a great day. Entry was free to our Union members and family who wore a CFMEU shirt. We had great entertainment and activities for the kids including a jumping castle, ice blocks, drinks and face painting and we ran raffles and prizes all day. There was lots for the adults to do too but the highlight of the day was the running of The Troy Miles Cup, which was won by a classy greyhound called Struggle Street”.
Edan said that he was proud and delighted with the support Troy’s fellow Union members gave. “Troy’s a great bloke and the way he has handled this tragedy has inspired us all. His wife Nic and sons have been so strong and supportive.
“While Troy has had made progress he has a tough road ahead but his CFMEU mates at our mine will be with him, Nic and the family to do what we can to assist. We all know that if any of us ever needed his help, Troy would be there for us. It is what being in a proud Union like the CFMEU is all about – looking after each other and always being there."
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