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Casualisation poses threat to jobs at Appin: CFMEU

ANOTHER 150 workers employed at Illawarra Metallurgical Coal’s Appin underground mine in New South Wales face losing their jobs because of the growing trend towards the casualisation of employment, according to the mining union.

Appin recently made changes to some contractor arrangements, coinciding with the end of a commercial agreement with one of its contractors.

Appin recently made changes to some contractor arrangements, coinciding with the end of a commercial agreement with one of its contractors.

Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union vice-president Bob Timbs said the company had changed underground contractors at the mine, which could lead to job losses. "It's like Groundhog Day from...

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