Peaceful end at SBU protest line

THE second round of work stoppages by the Single Bargaining Unit has concluded in what CFMEU district president Stephen Smyth described as a peaceful protest.

“The protest line was well attended by Norwich Park and Saraji union members and their families,” he said.

“We had a meeting with those who attended and spoke to them about the current status of the agreement and where to from here.”

He said union members were “frustrated with BHP for dragging their heels”.

“They want certainty which they aren’t getting,” Mr Smyth said, adding he was positive about upcoming meetings on Monday and Tuesday.

Mr Smyth also confirmed the SBU has applied for further work stoppages next week at all seven BMA mine sites.

“From Wednesday to Friday we will have six-hour stoppages to allow us to report back to members,” he said.


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