Caval Ridge FIFO dispute escalates

BMA is seeing a backlash for its plan for a 100% FIFO workforce at Caval Ridge.

The BMA petition for 100% fly in fly out workers at its Caval Ridge coal mine has seen a backlash.

The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy union (CFMEU) is seeking meetings with the Queensland Government and BMA over the miner’s plan.

Previously, the BMA had agreed to source 30% of the total workforce from the local township of Moranbah, in Queensland, but the company stated that workforce conditions meant that this not the best step.

CFMEU spokesperson Steve Smyth has labeled the miner’s FIFO push as disgraceful.
Smyth went on to raise concerns over BMA pushing for a similar 100% FIFO agreement at its Daunia coal mine.

“Just to say it’s going to be 100 per cent ‘fly-in, fly-out’ is pretty ordinary in my eyes," he said.
BMA were unavailable for comment.

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