Workplace flexibility is increasingly attractive to the next generation of workers. Macmahon is developing maintenance crews with the desire to go from site to site through its Mining Maintenance Masters program.
CIMIC Group has flagged that it is selling a portion of Thiess’ ownership stake to London-based funds management company Elliott Advisors.
The New South Wales Labor Party plans to cap the number of contracted workers on mine sites, including those in the Hunter Valley, at 20 per cent if it wins this weekend’s state election.
BHP plans to spend $350 million revamping its Olympic Dam smelter operations in a move that will see the South Australian mine’s copper production fall.
More than 20 per cent of coal mining jobs in NSW have gone since employment peaked in 2012, according to Coal Services.
Rio Tinto’s doubling of their stated payment time has drawn attention from state and federal government, and may elicit a legislative response. Earlier this week Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh announced the company would no longer pay its bills within 45 days, instead doubling the time to 90 days to resolve account invoices, which would … Continue reading Rio Tinto to answer for 90-day payment regime
Suppliers to Rio Tinto will be waiting twice as long for accounts to be resolved after the company announced it would extend it’s terms of payment to 90 days. The West Australian suggested the move would give the company’s balance sheet a boost ahead of the departure of CEO Sam Walsh in July. It is … Continue reading Rio Tinto suppliers to wait up to 120 days for payment
Leighton Holdings has released the strategic blueprint which will form its new business model, and says that sell-offs or mergers are likely in its aim to streamline.
Forge Group administrators say it could take 12 months to investigate why the company failed and determine how much of the $800 million owed can be recovered.
Shareholders of Forge Group have been asked to participate in a class action against the company.
Engineering and project services company Clough has been bought out by South African company Murray & Roberts.
Anglo American will cut 200 contractor jobs at its Dawson coal mine in Queensland as the company moves to reduce operating costs.
RCR Tomlinson have been awarded three major mining contracts totalling around $125 million.
Forty-five contractors have been cut at Andrew ‘Twiggy’ Forrest’s Windarra nickel project amid speculation a bid to reopen the Western Australian mine has been hamstrung by financing issues.
Iron ore operations in the Pilbara are set for a shake up as BHP renew efforts to cut costs by moving more service contracts in-house.
Mining contractor MACA has lost a key contract following Focus Minerals’ decision to shutter operations at its Laverton project in WA, but the company says it will redeploy staff to other sites.
The CFMEU want any workers affected by BHP’s decision to axe a Leighton contract to be redeployed to other mines in the Bowen Basin.
BHP Billiton has axed a contract with Leighton, replacing the mine contractor with a smaller company as it moves to cut costs.
Thirty contract mining jobs are set to go from Centennial Coal’s Newstan mine as the company continues to cut costs.
The CFMEU says contract workers in the Bowen Basin will struggle to find work in the region as more companies cut jobs.