Coalminers' accident pay cut

THE length of time coalminers can claim accident pay under the Black Coal Mining Industry Award has been slashed by one third in the Fair Work Commission’s modern award review, the mining union says.

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Accident pay for black coal miners has been cut.

Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union general secretary Grahame Kelly said the FWC's decision to cut accident pay from 78 weeks to 52 weeks was a disgraceful misuse of the award review process