Created Wed 26/11/2014, Last Updated Thu 27/11/2014

Commuting workers and communities: the impact of FIFO/DIDO

The impact of FIFO/DIDO on communities and commuting workers is detailed in two recently completed reports, which are available for download:

The impact of Fly In Fly Out employment policy on Mackay and Moranbah, Qld

Commuting mineworkers survey, 2014

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Created Wed 26/11/2014, Last Updated Thu 27/11/2014

Stress, job insecurity, lack of control: the real story for commuting mineworkers

Commuting mineworkers are facing personal and family stress, extreme job insecurity, fatigue and lack of choice over their working and living arrangements, new research has found.

A survey of commuting workers, including Fly in Fly Out (FIFO) and Drive in Drive Out (DIDO) workers across northern Australia, found many workers fear they will be targeted or sacked if they raise concerns with their employer.

The Essential Research survey of 1493 workers commissioned by the CFMEU found:

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Created Wed 26/11/2014, Last Updated Wed 26/11/2014

Study finds compulsory 100% FIFO costs central Queensland millions

The Mackay and Central Queensland region is missing out on millions of dollars per year because of BMA’s decision to exclude local workers from permanent jobs at its new Caval Ridge and Daunia mines, a new economic and social impact study has found.

The report conducted by SGS Economics and Planning found that sourcing just 30% of the workforce locally at Daunia and Caval Ridge would: