Union calls on Minns to save hundreds of Hunter coal jobs tied to Eraring

Michael Parris
May 10 2024 - 5:00am
Myuna miners at a workplace meeting last weekend. Image supplied
Myuna miners at a workplace meeting last weekend. Image supplied

The mining union has called on the NSW government to secure up to 950 jobs at two Lake Macquarie collieries as it negotiates to keep Eraring power station open beyond next year.

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Michael Parris

Michael Parris


Michael Parris reports on politics for the Newcastle Herald. He started at the Herald in 1994 after working in the ABC Newcastle newsroom. Michael spent much of his career as a sub-editor before moving into political reporting in 2017. He was a finalist in the Sports Australia national media awards for his stories about a male-only tennis club in Newcastle. He has covered NSW and federal elections, state and federal budgets and local politics. He has also written extensively about the COVID-19 pandemic with a special focus on data analysis and the effects of lockdowns on the Hunter community.

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