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Mining Automation displacing workers

Thoughts on automation displacing workers

The recent moves by miners to automate mining equipment through technology has created significant debate among mineworkers regarding the loss of jobs and the impacts on regional communities...

A BHP work Christmas party had disastrous outcomes for employees after one punched a supervisor

BHP work Christmas party that went horribly wrong

A recent case of the Fair Work Commission involving two BHP workers reportedly punching a ‘noticeably drunk’ supervisor in the face at the Moranbah Bowls Club has highlighted the...

BHP autonomous truck unloading at Jimblebar

BHP resurrects old video in support of automation

In the wake of the BHP Goonyella Riverside automation row with unions and members of the Queensland Opposition, BHP has resurrected parts of a July 2017 video shot at Jimblebar mine in early 2017...

cfmeu mining and energy queensland Stephen Smyth talks on the automation of mining trucks at Goonyella Riverside mine

CFMEU says 340 jobs will go at Goonyella Riverside

The CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland President Stephen Smyth says that 340 jobs will go at the BMA Goonyella Riverside mine as the automation of mining trucks rolls out. Alarmingly, he has also...

BMA automation of haul trucks at Goonyella Riverside mine

BMA announces automation at Queensland coal mine

BMA Automation Becomes Reality...BMA has announced today that they will automate 300 jobs at its’ Queensland Goonyella Riverside mine through the autonomous conversion of 86 Komatsu trucks in...

dust disease

CFMEU questions BHP about dust disease at AGM

CFMEU: IndustriALL Global Union and affiliates representing BHP workers in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Colombia have questioned BHP regarding its’ “unsustainable and dangerous business...

goonyella riverside miner dies in arc gouging incident

Death of coal mine worker at Goonyella Riverside

Our thoughts are with family, friends and colleagues of the mine worker who has tragically passed away following an arc gouging on a wear plate at the Goonyella Riverside coal mine near Moranbah at...

Court rules against CFMEU in drug testing battle

The Supreme Court of Queensland has dismissed the CFMEU’s application to declare the implementation of a new drug testing regime at BHP BMA’s Goonyella Riverside mine as not lawfully...

BHP Replaces State Ambulance with Private Paramedics

10 July 2013: Unions are concerned safety could suffer due to BHPs recent decision to replace the Queensland Ambulance Service with a private paramedic firm. According to the Sunshine Coast Daily...