Union says Origin's Eraring coal deal leaves miners with uncertain future

Michael Parris
Updated June 13 2024 - 5:14pm, first published 5:00pm
Myuna colliery workers at a union meeting last month. Image supplied
Myuna colliery workers at a union meeting last month. Image supplied

The mining union says hundreds of workers at Myuna and Mandalong collieries face an uncertain future despite a short-term deal struck between Origin Energy and Centennial to supply coal to Eraring Power Station.

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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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