BHP should be condemned for its refusal to hire locals for two new mines in Central Queensland, the CFMEU said today.
While the company is out promoting the popularity of its 100% fly-in-fly-out policy at the new Caval Ridge and Daunia mines with jobseekers from capital cities, it is excluding local workers and undermining regional communities, said CFMEU National President Tony Maher.
The CFMEU’s submission to the Senate inquiry into 457 visas and enterprise migration agreements aims to make the system fairer for all workers – both Australian and overseas workers.
National CFMEU Construction Secretary Dave Noonan said that labour market testing was a necessary step to stop the undercutting of wages and conditions.
Today the Australian Human Rights Commission has released Women in male-dominated industries: A toolkit of strategies.
The underrepresentation of women in industries considered to be male-dominated – mining, utilities and construction – is an issue that is not only undermining gender equality in Australia, but is having negative effects on industry performance and our economy. The Commission’s Toolkit was been developed to help address this problem.