The CFMEU has raised worries with the Australian Electoral Commission over BHP Billiton’s ballot for its BMA coal miners after 154 workers claim they have not received voting papers.
A Queensland university researcher has downplayed the affect of Norwich Park’s closure, saying it will not have a significant impact on workers.
Production at BMA’s Norwich Park mine will cease today following the company’s April decision to close the site.
BHP Billiton has shifted its struggling aluminium and nickel assets into a single division based in Perth, which it says represents long-term faith in the industries.
BHP Billiton has appointed Ian Maxwell as president energy coal following Jimmy Wilson’s move from to president of iron ore.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has joined the mining industry in urging the Gillard Government not to scrap the diesel fuel rebate scheme in the federal budget.
The Australian Council of Trade Unions has thrown its support behind the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union’s bitter battle with BMA in the Bowen Basin.
Mining community groups are calling for an end to the long running series of industrial action across BMA coal mines.
Atlas Iron and QR National are working together on plans for a new rail line in the Pilbara to rival existing developments by BHP Billiton and Fortescue Metals Group.
The Greens have slammed Rio Tinto for its decision to pull out of the Abbot Point Coal Terminal expansion as BHP reaffirms its commitment to the development.
BHP Billiton has joined China’s rival iron ore trading system, the last of Australia’s big iron ore companies to do so.
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A postal ballot for BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance miners’ new enterprise agreement will go out today.
BHP Billiton has denied that it is hiring new contractors at its Norwich Park coal mine despite announcing its closure earlier this month.
BHP has seen a drop in production for all of its metals apart from alumina and iron ore.
BHP Billiton hopes to begin pre-construction piling at Port Hedland this Friday, the first step in its $10 billion outer harbour project.
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More than 100 miners will lose their jobs after BHP Billiton cancels it contract with Bowditch over safety concerns.
Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton could have more success selling their diamond assets if they team up, according to analysts from Nomura.
Workers across BMA’s seven coal mines yesterday voted to carry out further strikes.