With the 20th confirmed case of black lung in Australia since reports that the disease resurfaced two years ago, the Queensland Government has been taking extra protection measures for mine workers, but is this enough?
The number of mine workers diagnosed with black lung in Australia has risen, with the 20th case confirmed in Queensland.
The CFMEU mining and energy division has called on new Queensland Resources Council CEO Ian Macfarlane to provide further financial support to victims of black lung.
The CFMEU has welcomed the first day of public hearings for the Queensland parliamentary inquiry into black lung held in Brisbane today.
A 55-year-old Queensland man has been confirmed as Australia’s first case of black lung from an open cut coal mine.
Up to 90 workers will be cut at Anglo American’s German Creek coal mine following a series of industrial actions and failed EBA negotiations.
The CFMEU is supporting the Black Lung Victims Group’s call for a 10c a tonne industry funded compensation levy for victims of the disease.
The CFMEU has alleged American Anglo is advertising for a new workforce to replace striking workers at its German Creek coal mine.
Anglo American German Creek coal miners are striking as Enterprise Bargaining Agreement negotiations fail to meet a conclusion.
Rio Tinto’s Hail Creek coal mine has been fined $50,000 after illegally standing down an injured miner.
As Australia’s coal mining industry comes to terms with the resurgence of black lung the possibility of capping coal mine worker’s redundancy pay at nine years has again thrust the industry into the spotlight. Sharon Masige writes.
A former miner has died due to complications from Black Lung, the CFMEU has claimed.
The CFMEU is calling for increased training of doctors who assess the health of coal workers following the release of the Monash University review into black lung.
Rio Tinto has been fined $24,000, payable to the CFMEU, after it denied workers access to paid sick leave.
The CFMEU may take legal action to prevent up to 20 forced redundancies at BHP’s Hay Point Coal Terminal.
A report by the Construction, Forestry, Mining, and Energy Union (CFMEU) has revealed 4656 jobs have been lost in Mackay region mines in the last four years.
An eighth worker has been identified with black lung; the second coal miner in less than a week.
Twenty people have been sacked from BMA’s Hay Point Coal Terminal in Queensland.
New drug testing arrangements at the Goonyella Riverside Mine will continue as planned following a Supreme Court decision in favour of operator BMA.
The Queensland CFMEU has reported two more workers have black lung, taking the state total to eight confirmed cases of coal miners’ pneumoconiosis since December last year.