Labour hire at Mount Arthur causing friction as complaints surface over pay and conditions

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
Updated May 8 2022 - 1:37pm, first published May 26 2015 - 12:30pm
Labour hire 'casuals': the same job, the same shift, for one third less

CONTRACT mineworkers in Hunter coal mines complain they are earning as little as half as much as their directly employed counterparts for doing the same work, sometimes side by side in the same crews.

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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.