Bma Daunia Enterprise Agreement

Over time, BHP plans to move from its coal-central staff in Queensland from existing, union-negotiated location agreements to corporate services agreements that pay about $30,000 less per year, said Stephen Smyth, chairman of CFMEU Mining and Energy Queensland. In addition to paying about $30,000 a year less than BHP`s current bowen Basin coal mining agreements, the agreements allow for the transfer of workers to one of the company`s coal or metal mining plants throughout Australia anywhere and at any time. They do not offer accident benefits and leave workers worse off when it comes to leave and dismissal rights. Let`s be clear, people hired for jobs in Daunia and Caval Ridge will earn more than contract miners, but less than workers employed under the BMA company agreement. “Organizational requirements may require the change of personnel to other positions, companies or locations,” the employment contract states. “Under these conditions, appropriate notification shall be made and the conditions of employment shall be reviewed in the light of a change in responsibilities, while remaining at least as advantageous as those laid down in this Agreement. The CFMEU questions the validity of two new company agreements filed with the Fair Work Commission, which involve $1 companies owned by BHP. Everyone`s intentions are identified in two draft corporate agreements presented to The Australian Financial Review. One will employ mine production workers while the other will hire different maintenance workers used in mines across Australia and also in ports in Western Australia. “It shouldn`t have taken so long and BHP wouldn`t have been reasonable at first. These were very difficult and lengthy negotiations.

But in the end, the reason prevailed and we are satisfied with the agreement reached; It represents an improvement for our members. “This is the union`s largest company agreement in Queensland and we are very pleased that a long and difficult negotiation has been resolved now,” said Stephen Smyth. . . .