Griffin coal halts due to unpaid bills

Unpaid contracts have resulted in the suspension of 260 workers at Western Australia’s Griffin coal mine.

Mine owner Lanco Infratech was accused by contractor Carna Civil and Mining of not paying for the month of May, a bill which was due on July 1.

Works stopped at 3pm yesterday, according to CFMEU district secretary Gary Wood.

“It's a shame that the workforce are caught up in something that is beyond their control,” Wood said.

Wood expected the dispute to be resolved within 48 hours.

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