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Blackwater Coal Mine

Employer confirms potential second coal mine sale

A major mineral producer could start selling part of two Central Queensland operations. Whitehaven Coal recently revealed it would consider divesting significant stakes in its newly acquired...

Metropolitan Coal Mine

Coal employees win unfair dismissal case

A mineral producer unreasonably terminated work agreements and outsourced roles, a court found. A Federal Court judge recently ruled that Peabody Energy crew members unjustly lost their jobs before...

Tahmoor coal mine

Coal mine offers three wage increases, $2500 bonus

A mineral operation agreed to lift salaries, give lucrative incentives, and improve penalty rates and leave pay. Employees recently voted up a much better enterprise agreement at SIMEC Mining’s...

Mount Pleasant coal mine

Coal mine could increase worker wages by up to $40K

An economically efficient mineral producer might need to dramatically lift remuneration at one of its operations. The Fair Work Commission (FWC) is considering a Same Job Same Pay application for...

Blackwater Coal Mine

Qld coal employees approve better conditions

A mineral producer received the green light to improve its employment environment. A more attractive enterprise agreement was approved at Whitehaven’s recently purchased Blackwater and Daunia...

Russell Vale coal mine

Industry holds talks to revive coal operation

Hundreds of mine workers might not need to reskill and be redeployed, an advocacy said. The Mining and Energy Union (MEU) recently contacted authorities to discuss different ways 200 employees can...