Griffin coal miners return to work in wake of contract dispute

Coal miners in the Collie area have gone back to work at the
Griffin Coal Mine, after efforts to resolve a conflict between contractor and operator at the Griffin Coal mine in Western Australia.

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.

Carna Civil and Mining had said it was owed up to $30
million in unpaid debt.

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

Works stopped at 3pm on July 17, when Carna Civil and Mining
ordered 260 of its workers to leave the job site, however the CFMEU mining
division have said that Carna workers returned to work on Sunday morning.

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