Acland mine coal legal battle over new hope mine expansion in Western Australia

Acland mine coal legal battle over new hope mine expansion in Western Australia

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The mine workers who made history in Western Australia by striking for a better living have taken a bold new step, challenging the authority of the state government and seeking compensation for their wages.

Hundreds of workers at Alcland mine in south-west Western Australia have been on strike for five weeks, with most taking their cases to the Western Australian Supreme Court in Perth this week.

Workers have threatened to go o바카라사이트n strike, but officials have sa우리카지노id they will remain on the mine with paycheques for $60 a day.

“I think a lot of these individuals deserve to receive their money for being out here on strike and I think they deserve the chance to tell their stories,” union president Steve Smith told the ABC.

The court is expected to deliver its verdict on Friday, and union representatives have said they expect it will deliver justice.

Western Australia’s Employment Relations Commissioner Brian Hoey says the court’s ruling will be followed by a settlement between the union and the Department of Human Services.

“This is a win-win situation and the parties would be pleased to have the settlement reached in that fashion,” he said.

Labor MP Matt Canavan says the agreement will mean Alcland mine workers can continue to work without any concerns, but will be paying out their wages on time.

“We won’t tolerate any interference from the Department of Human Services in the employer-employee relationship,” Mr Canavan said.

“My concern is that we would like to see a real sense of co-operation between the state gov바카라사이트ernment and the department of human services.

“I would like to see the state government giving a decent, fair, fair deal with these workers that I think are on strike and not giving them a financial payout that’s going to further delay the construction of their future plans,” he said.

Mr Canavan’s concern is the Department of Human Services could continue to pay out benefits after the court is done hearing the case.

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