The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union has written to the Queensland Resources Council to demand the lobby group drop a proposal to weaken union power.
Australian miners will be “hurt the most” as companies in the United States start exporting more coal to China, say Bank of America analysts.
BHP Billiton CEO Marius Kloppers says there is a “broad industry movement” toward cutting jobs on Queensland coal developments.
Queensland Resources Council CEO Michael Roche says further job cuts in the Queensland coal industry are a certainty as companies struggle to stay profitable.
Rio Tinto, BMA, and Xstrata have announced job cuts to the contractor workforce on their Queensland coal mines.
BHP Billiton is looking at cutting coal jobs in Brisbane, according to unsourced rumours.
While Rio Tinto’s decision to pull out of Abbot Point doesn’t sound a death knell for the development industry observers will be closely eyeing its progress.
Peabody Energy says rising costs, the carbon tax, and lower coal prices are hurting its Australian mines.
The Queensland Resources Council has welcomed the interim prohibition of DMAA , a stimulant often used on mine sites.
The announcement of Rio Tinto’s job cuts at its Clermont coal mine may be the first in many for operations in the Bowen Basin, mining unions say.
Adani Mining has told The Financial Review it wants to build a new town in Queensland to house workers for its Carmichael mine, but the company faces opposition from the local council.
Census statistics show mining towns, particularly in the Pilbara, are now the highest earning regions in Australia.
One of the largest steps forward in negotiations has been made in the BMA unions struggle as the two agree to a framework agreement.
Leighton Contractors’ Mining Division has a won a contract for QCoal’s Jax mine’s bulk sample project and an extension to its Sonoma mine work.
Emergency services have been called to Cockatoo Coal’s Baralaba coal mine in the Bowen Basin after a truck rollover.
Moranbah locals say the Queensland Government’s approval of a new 3200 room fly-in fly-out camp shows it’s out of touch with people in mining communities.
Workers at BMA’s Blackwater mine claim they have been threatened with sacking if they don’t remove union stickers from their cars.
The Queensland Mines Inspectorate has released details on the latest non-fatal accident on the state’s mines, where a vehicle’s rim cracked and failed.
BMA has refused to rule out locking out striking workers from its Bowen Basin coal mines.
The Australian Medical Association says fly-in fly-out work in Queensland has led significant increases in sexually transmitted infections in mining communities.