Employers welcome end of coal class actions after Federal Court orders but unions fight on with 'same job, same pay' campaign

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
Updated May 9 2022 - 6:22am, first published May 8 2022 - 9:00pm
UNION VIEW: One of many Mining and Energy Union protests against what the union still calls 'the permanent casuals scam'. Picture: CFMEU

A FOUR-YEAR campaign to win hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation from coal companies over their use of "permanent casual" labour-hire workers has come to an end with two key cases being formally discontinued in the Federal Court.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood

Journalist

Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.

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