Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union

Type: Organization
Name: Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union
First reported 3 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Paxton tragedy: The Hunter's history of mining disaster, photos, pictures

THREE more names will be added to the Jim Comerford memorial wall at Aberdare to honour the Hunter’s dead miners. THREE more names will be added to the Jim Comerford memorial wall at Aberdare to honour the Hunter’s dead miners. The names of Jamie Mitchell, ... [Published Newcastle Herald - 3 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 3 hours ago - 1 reports

Miners helpless as Paxton fall kills mates

A catastrophic rock burst, known in the mining industry as a ''pressure bump'', is suspected of causing the massive explosion of tonnes of coal that crushed two miners to death at Paxton.Respected coalminers and fathers Jamie Mitchell, 49, and Phillip ... [Published Melbourne Age - 4 hours ago]
First reported 15 hours ago - Updated 7 hours ago - 1 reports

Two die in NSW coal mine collapse

Two men, aged 35 and 49, have died at a coal mine collapse in the New South Wales Hunter Valley, Fairfax reports.According to the news service, the incident happened about 9.30pm Tuesday at the Austar coal mine at Paxton, south of Cessnock.The men were ... [Published Business Spectator - 15 hours ago]
First reported 11 hours ago - Updated 11 hours ago - 1 reports

Miner was worried about being underground

Phillip Grant once told a friend he was worried about working underground.The young father was one of the two coal miners who died when a wall collapsed and buried them at a NSW Hunter Valley mine on Tuesday night.Grant, 35, from Maitland and 49-year-old ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - 11 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Wollongong Coal mine roof collapse delays operations

Operations at Wollongong Coal's Wongawilli Mine have been hampered following a roof collapse in March, the company says.‘‘In March the longwall mining operations at the Wongawilli Mine encountered unstable ground conditions when part of an old roadway ... [Published Illawarra Mercury - 12 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 2 reports

Questions over government knowledge of forestry jobs threat

16/04/2014 , 8:51 AM byThe State Opposition has questioned whether the government knew before the election that Forestry SA is looking to slash job numbers.The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union says Forestry SA advised at a meeting ... [Published ABC Online - 16 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

Union food fight brews (The West Australian)

The extent of the building industry watchdog's crackdown on union activity has been highlighted by an investigation into the cost of pies, chips and other snacks at a WA site.Fair Work Building and Construction has confirmed it is investigating a union-subsidised ... [Published West Australian - 19 hours ago]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

CFMEU faces further allegations

THE Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union is gearing up for another day in court, with Fair Work Building and Construction alleging the union encouraged work stoppages at a Brisbane construction site. ... [Published Construction Industry News - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Port Augusta power company urged to transform or risk closure

Alinta is currently undertaking a feasibility study to decide whether transforming the Port Augusta coal station into a solar thermal plant is viable.The local lobby group, Repower Port Augusta, obtained 1,500 signatures in favour of the transformation ... [Published ABC Online - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 2 reports

Daniel Andrews a CFMEU rep: Abetz

EMPLOYMENT Minister Eric Abetz has accused Victoria's opposition leader of being beholden to the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU). ... [Published Herald Sun - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

FWBC tackles lawlessness

THE Fair Work Building and Construction commission has launched proceedings against the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union and five of its officials in Federal Court after a physical confrontation occurred when they allegedly forced their ... [Published Construction Industry News - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

The honest have have nothing to fear at Royal Commission

ONLY the honest will have nothing to fear from the Royal Commission into union corruption.Accused of being a political stunt by the Coalition Government, the Counsel Assisting Jeremy Stoljar hinted that Commissioner John Heydon's lines of investigation ... [Published Warwick Daily News - Apr 09 2014]

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Mr Hall said Lend Lease's safety record was highly questionable. "Forty people dead. Well, if we were involved in a peacekeeping mission overseas and we lost 40 soldiers, the Australian government would be removing our armed forces from the war zone, no question."
He said the union was not aware of any safety concerns at the mine. "There has been nothing that has been raised our concern in the immediate past" he said
"There is a fair bit of equipment and coal in the area that needs to be removed to be able to get access to them" Superintendent Garry O'Dell said
"Why aren't we saying to the rest of the world; we are the country, we are going to do it first, and we're going to be the best at doing it?" he said

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Paxton tragedy: The Hunter's history of mining ... [Published Newcastle Herald - 3 hours ago]
Citigroup says worker safety a focus for invest... [Published Canberra Times - 3 hours ago]
Miners helpless as Paxton fall kills mates [Published Melbourne Age - 4 hours ago]
Miner was worried about being underground [Published Sydney Morning Herald - 11 hours ago]
Wollongong Coal mine roof collapse delays opera... [Published Illawarra Mercury - 12 hours ago]
Final push for solar thermal [Published Port Augusta Transcontinental - 14 hours ago]
Two die in NSW coal mine collapse [Published Business Spectator - 15 hours ago]
Questions over government knowledge of forestry... [Published ABC Online - 16 hours ago]
Talks planned on union's Forestry SA jobs concern [Published Prime 7 - 19 hours ago]
Union food fight brews (The West Australian) [Published West Australian - 19 hours ago]
Federal Court finds agreement scope clauses can... [Published Lexology - 20 hours ago]
CFMEU faces further allegations [Published Construction Industry News - Apr 14 2014]
Port Augusta power company urged to transform o... [Published ABC Online - Apr 14 2014]
Daniel Andrews a CFMEU rep: Abetz [Published Herald Sun - Apr 12 2014]
Daniel Andrews a CFMEU rep: Abetz [Published Sydney Morning Herald - Apr 12 2014]
Don’t blame bosses for “donating” to slush fund... [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - Apr 12 2014]
FWBC tackles lawlessness [Published Construction Industry News - Apr 11 2014]
Dyson Heydon's biggest challenge is dealing wit... [Published Brisbane Times - Apr 09 2014]
Royal commission is not out to abolish trade un... [Published Brisbane Times - Apr 09 2014]
ACT assembly rejects Liberal Alistair Coe's cal... [Published Canberra Times - Apr 09 2014]
Illawarra developer StromCorp sued over debts [Published Illawarra Mercury - Apr 09 2014]
Union inquiry opens in Sydney [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 09 2014]
The honest have have nothing to fear at Royal C... [Published Warwick Daily News - Apr 09 2014]
Union inquiry to probe slush funds [Published Townsville Bulletin - Apr 09 2014]
Corruption spotlight or witch hunt? [Published Tasmania Mercury - Apr 09 2014]
Union corruption inquiry about to begin (AAP) [Published Yahoo! News Australia - Apr 09 2014]
CFMEU offers to cut wages and redundancy payout... [Published ABC Online - Apr 09 2014]
Cessnock miners dig deep for womens refuge Jodi... [Published Cessnock Advertiser - Apr 08 2014]
Union corruption inquiry about to begin [Published Tasmania Mercury - Apr 08 2014]
Union corruption royal commission to begin in S... [Published ABC Online - Apr 08 2014]
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