Family of worker killed at Perth construction site wants answers

Reported by Haydee | 14 Mar, 2016

The family of a 27-year-old worker who died in November 2015 after concrete panels fell on him and another worker at a construction site in East Perth travelled from Northern Island to find answers to their loved one’s death.


Black Lung Reborn: Why Everyone is Worried

Reported by Haydee | 28 Jan, 2016

For coal miners, coal worker’s pneumoconiosis (CWP) or black lung disease is a devastating consequence of devoting years of work in coal mines. Black lung is a disabling occupational lung disease that is caused by long-term exposure to excessive levels of coal mine dust. A cure is yet to be discovered, but it can be …


Coal miners walk off job due to Black Lung disease comeback

Reported by Haydee | 03 Dec, 2015

The disease caused by long-term exposure to coal dust was thought to have been eradicated in Australia years ago. Inhaled coal dust can build up in the lungs and lead to inflammation, fibrosis, and in worse cases, necrosis.


Union calls for increased support for workers with substance abuse problems

Reported by Haydee | 06 Oct, 2015

In September, CFMEU Construction National Secretary Dave Noonan welcomed the bill introduced by Senator Eric Abetz requiring drug and alcohol testing policies on construction sites, but said he was concerned about the lack of support and services for people with substance addiction.