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Bullying being invesigated in Hunter coal mines by State Government

Friday 30th of December 2016 11:17:07 AM



An investigation into a number of workplace bullying complaints at Hunter coal mines is being conducted by the NSW government’s regulators.

An official “incident information release” was published on the Wednesday before Christmas where the Resource Regulator’s major investigation unit confirmed it was investigating complaints at various NSW coal mines.

The regulator said it was publishing the four-page notice “to draw attention to the occurrence of workplace bullying in the mining industry”. It said “bullying investigations are ongoing”.

Simon Turner is a former Mount Arthur contract mineworker who spoke out about problems at the mine in July, and recently said on Thursday that he was part of a delegation that met with senior mine safety figures late last month to set out a series of problems at the mine, including bullying.



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