The coal industry is the vast bulk of the Mining & Energy Union’s coverage
Power stations, oil refineries and other parts of the oil and gas production chain
People employed at export coal ports located along the east coast of Australia
Make black lung history
Black Lung was never eradicated. It was here all along. But why did it appear to be eradicated? In the 1960s, a system was set up to monitor workers’ health issues.
think fair bhp
Operations Services workers wear BHP shirts but are employed by shelf companies on conditions that haven’t been fairly negotiated by workers and their unions.
same job same pay
Large companies have used the labour hire loophole in Australia to pay some of their workforce less for doing the exact same job.
Let’s close the labour hire loopholes.
what the union can do for you
health and safety
Get access to full-time Safety and Health Representatives (ISHR’s or Checkies). If you are put in an unsafe position, it is your legal right to anonymously contact an ISHR.
legal advice and representation
Currently the Union employs two in-house legal officers. The legal officers are there to give members advice and assistance for work related matters.
unfair dismissal and adverse action
Lodge claims for unfair and unlawful dismissal or termination of employment due to conduct of the employer. Be secure with the knowledge that you are protected from ‘adverse action’ if your employment is terminated.
Black coal mines
what our members say
You can dig your heels in and bring up issues, and not worry about being chastised because you’ve got the backing of the Mining & Energy Union QLD District.
The Mining & Energy Union took on my case and we won. My case opened the way for all casuals working permanent rosters to claim entitlements like paid leave.
I’ve been a long time member of the Union since 1982. I can’t stress enough, we are workers of the mining industry and will continue to look after our members.