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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...

Stephen Smyth from the CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland Division

CFMEU wants action on safety

The CFMEU Queensland Division Chief, Stephen Smyth, says he wants more action on safety in the midst of a rising debate regarding a parliamentary inquiry. CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland District...

Midldemount mine tragedy - David John Routlege has been named as the deceased miner

Middlemount mine tragedy | Experienced miner named

The Chief Executive Officer of a Middlemount mine has released the details of the miner who passed away in yesterday’s Middlemount mine tragedy. Gerrie Jordaan, CEO Middlemount Coal said today...

Anglo refuses to rule out hiring armed guards

German Creek miners are concerned Anglo American will employ armed security guards to intimidate workers striking at the Middlemount mine, according to the CMFEU. The union wrote to Anglo American’s...

Three new cases of black lung revealed

Three new cases of coal workers’ pneumoconiosis have been revealed by the CFMEU this week, just weeks after the disease killed one of them – a retired miner. The mining union said Mines...

goonyella riverside miner dies in arc gouging incident

Queensland gov’t launches “attack” on black lung

Tougher coal dust controls, new and better testing, and better trained medicos are the backbone of a new regime to protect the health of the state’s 5500 underground coal miners. A day after...

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