Casual Mining Jobs To Be Pegged Under NSW Labor Plan

The New South Wales Labor Party plans to cap the number of contracted workers on mine sites, including those in the Hunter Valley, at 20 per cent if it wins this weekend’s state election.

The opposition also mandates that contracted workers engaged by labour hire companies receive the same pay and conditions as those directly employed on the same site.

It will also require labour hire companies to comply with laws regarding workplace safety, pay and conditions, should the party win the election.

This aims to improve the job security and working conditions for coal workers in New South Wales, noting “the creeping insecurity and the erosion of pay and conditions for workers in New South Wales coal mines.”