Bengalla workers walk off the job

THIRTY-FIVE miners at Coal & Allied's Bengalla operation in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales walked off the job yesterday in a stance against Australian Workplace Agreements offered by the company.
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Coal & Allied's Bengalla mine.

Staff Reporter

ABC News reported the employees - members of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union - are upset that the mining company will not negotiate a collective agreement.

Remaining off the job for two days, the workers are refusing to sign AWAs offered by the company after their current contracts expired.

In a statement released by Coal & Allied yesterday the company said the majority of workers at the mine had signed the AWA which offers up to $A150,000 to workers.

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