BOGGABRI COAL MINERS HAVE WALKED OUT FOR BETTER WORK CONDITIONS

Hundreds of miners have gone on strike at Boggabri, staging six-hour walkouts.

They say they’re disappointed in an enterprise agreement put forward by their employer, which favours ‘fly-in, fly-out’ workers over locals.

“At this stage workers are just trying to take a slow step forward trying to progress the negotiations without being heavy handed and we would hope that Idemitsu see that as a gesture to get back to the table and continue negotiations with their workers.”

They’re also calling for better pay.

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