The Australian Workers Union expressed fears over the weekend that Alcoa may shut its Point Henry refinery sooner rather than later.
The CFMEU has vowed to continue its fight against multi-national miner Glencore after claims only four locals have been given their jobs back at Collinsville mine.
Alcoa has reportedly given up trying to secure subsidies from the Victorian or federal governments.
Employees at Broken Hill’s Perilya mine will start voting on whether to accept a company proposal which will see workers sacrifice $1.8 million in wage increases promised for 2014.
Metaliko Resources has purchased the Bronzewing gold mine in Western Australia’s Goldfields for $5 million.
Thiess has won a $230 million one-year contract extension at Glencore’s Mt Owen coal mine which will see the contractor continue full services at the site until 2016.
A mining communities advocate has lashed out at the Queensland government, claiming a lack of support will see regional mining centres turn into “ghost towns” as workers leave to secure FIFO jobs.
A new $21 million energy training centre in Gladstone that was set to train people to work in the gas industry has been axed by the Federal Government.
BHP has been ordered to pay $60,000 after a court found the company breached industrial laws when it sacked two CFMEU officials from its Peak Downs mine in 2011.
The CFMEU says 75 per cent of Collinsville locals have who reapplied for their jobs with Glencore have been knocked back, leaving community members “devastated”.
A new report says 78,000 jobs will be lost by 2018 as the nation’s resource sector makes it move from construction to production.
As the LNG plants on Curtis Island continue to take shape in three projects worth billions of dollars in investments, Australian Mining did some digging to find out just what it takes to construct the facilities.Vicky Validakis reports.
The assembly of Queensland’s first oil refinery will start this weekend at Yarwun, with the project representing a $55 million investment by its joint partners.
Boral has won the right to appeal a court decision which rejected the expansion of its Berrima Colliery, a move which resulted in 30 job losses.
Rio Tinto has revealed 3800 jobs have been shed across its business since June 2012 as the company says it is making tough decisions to deliver greater value to shareholders.
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If you applied for a job at the newly taken over Blair Athol mine, you can expect to know whether you have made it to the next stage of assessment by the end of December.
Chair of WA’s Indigenous Women in Mining Council said racism is rife throughout the resource sector, and has seen many Aboriginal employees walk off the job.
Rio Tinto’s decision to shut its Gove alumina refinery in the Northern Territory will destroy the region, the Australian Workers union says.
As tensions continue to simmer in the small Collinsville community as the coal mine remains shut, Glencore have taken an ad out in local papers to “separate fact from fiction”.