Gina Rinehart's Roy Hill project says it is "happy" to spend $26 million on local training, as Pilbara workers prepare to rally against the use of enterprise migration agreements.
Protests led by the Construction, Forestry, Mining, and Energy Union will be held in Karratha and Port Hedland this weekend, and will target Hancock Prospecting's use of the policy.
AAP reports the CFMEU said around 30 other projects had applied for EMAs and unions saw the policy as the "thin edge of the wedge".
Last week the CFMEU led a 3,000 strong protest in Perth that marched on WA Parliament and Hancock Prospecting's Perth office.
Workers chanted "Gina Rinehart's full of sh*t" and demanded mining companies do more to train local workers.
Hancock Prospecting has previously marked $1.4 billion spent on local content and its $26 million training program as signs of its commitment to local workers.