Innovation in labour management needed to avert another skills shortage

INNOVATIVE thinking and application of technology should be used to reduce the labour requirements for underground coal mining in the future, according to Mastermyne growth and strategy general manager David Sykes.

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A Mastermyne worker underground.

Operators, original equipment manufacturers and contract service providers should work together to bring these opportunities in quickly, he told the Longwall 2018 conference in the Hunter Valley.