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CFMEU Mining & Energy Division Northern District President, Peter Jordan
Created Tue 21/10/2014, Last Updated Tue 21/10/2014

Drayton rejection a blow to Hunter jobs

The reported rejection of the Drayton South mine extension is a blow to Hunter jobs, the Miners Union said today.

CFMEU Mining and Energy Northern District President Peter Jordan said Drayton workers would be devastated at hearing the news via the media this morning.

“It is an appalling way for this news to be delivered,” said Mr Jordan.

“Over 500 Drayton mineworkers rely on Drayton coal for their livelihood. The extension would have given them secure employment into the future.

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Created Fri 17/10/2014, Last Updated Fri 17/10/2014

Statement from the CFMEU national leadership regarding 7.30 Report (16/10/14)

The CFMEU does not tolerate corruption in its ranks. It is on the public record that the leadership will not stand by anyone who is not acting in the best interests of the members and any official found to be engaging in corrupt activity will be stood down. It takes allegations of any such behavior seriously and has no hesitation to act when credible evidence is produced that officials have acted with impropriety. 

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Created Wed 15/10/2014, Last Updated Mon 20/10/2014

Daunia mineworkers deserve better than BHP's substandard offer

Workers at BHP's highly profitable Daunia mine will today begin to vote on a new proposed workplace agreement offering substandard conditions and little job security, the Miners Union says.

CFMEU Mining & Energy Queensland President Stephen Smyth said workers at the 100% FIFO mine deserve better than what is on offer.

"The fact is that BHP makes huge profits from its Bowen Basin coal mines, and Daunia is no exception," said Mr Smyth.