More than 3000 QLD coalminers commence strike this week

Reported by Haydee | 25 May, 2012

More than 3000 coalminers begin a week-long strike on Thursday in Queensland’s Bowen Basin against alleged poor working conditions. The strike is a result of a dispute between Queensland union members and the BHP-Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA).  CFMEU spokesperson Stephen Smyth told AAP that the latest strike will involve more than 3500 workers and will halt …

Unions ban work on asbestos-contaminated site

Reported by Haydee | 30 Mar, 2012

Unions have decided to ban work at a factory site in Sydney’s west which is allegedly riddled with asbestos. AAP reports that German firm Remondis has suggested creating a waste treatment plant on the site at Camellia, near Parramatta. Nonetheless, Unions NSW voted last night for an interim green ban on work on the site. …