A delegation of CFMEU Pulp and Paper Workers from Tasmania, Melbourne, Gippsland, Shoalhaven and Millicent will travel to Parliament House today to brief their local MPs on challenges to their job security. Workers will seek the MPs support as part of their 'Don't Shred Pulp and Paper Jobs' initiative, a part of the CFMEU's 'Let’s Spread it Around Campaign'.
Alex Millar, National Secretary of the CFMEU’s Pulp and Paper Worker’s District, is leading the delegation in asking local MPs to sign a pledge to set the right example to the community by buying Australian made paper and paper products for their offices and personal use.
The Miners Union is urging Anglo American to restore the lease of Middlemount’s only post office after it was terminated over a hand-drawn window sign drawing attention to the town’s family housing crisis.
Workers and community members are devastated by the loss of such an essential service, said CFMEU community advocate Jim Pearce.
300 Turkish miners barricade themselves underground
300 miners across two shifts at a mine in the Black Sea area of Zonguldak have barricaded themselves underground in protest at atrocious health and safety. Turkey has the worst mine safety record across all of Europe, with 2,554 miners losing their lives since 1991. They have vowed to continue their protest until the demands have been met.