Hunter Valley mineworkers are joining forces with workers from around the world today as part of the Global Day of Action against Rio Tinto’s culture of insecure and precarious work.
The miners’ union today said Rio Tinto is notorious for attacking permanent jobs, pay and entitlements of workers in Australia and around the world.
The BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA) has refused to rule out contracting out its entire permanent workforce at its Bowen Basin mines, including Peak Downs, Saraji and Goonyella Riverside, the miners union said today.
CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland District President Steve Smyth said the company’s recent move to casualise the workforce at its Blackwater mine could be just the beginning of BHP’s plans to contract out the rest of its permanent workforce in Central Queensland.
1000 jobs in Latrobe Valley on the line: PM Turnbull must reverse disastrous decision to abandon recycled paper policy.
The CFMEU has revealed a shock decision made in the final few weeks of the Abbott Government that has put the future of the Maryvale paper mill - a major Latrobe Valley employer - at risk.
Under a policy that had been in place for five years, all Federal government departments were to be required to procure 100% recycled paper this year.
But the policy was dramatically scrapped in one of the last acts of the Abbott Government - just before the requirement to purchase recycled paper was meant to come into effect.