CFMEU Threatens Strikes if Queensland Safety Guidelines Weakened

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The Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) is threatening to instigate strikes in Queensland’s coalmines if the safety guidelines in the state are weakened.

The CFMEU issued a statement yesterday saying that the Queensland Government was under pressure to weaken the states safety regulations by the mining industry and that they would fight the changes.

According to the statement delegates from coalmines, port and power stations in Queensland voted for resolutions opposing a reduction in current safety standards and vowed to fight as necessary which could include a withdrawal of labour.

According to the CFMEU the State Government is looking at reducing workers compensation along with the safety guidelines.

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