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Miners protested at Appin mine with no pants

Wednesday 8th of March 2017 11:47:32 AM



miners protest Appin mine

On Tuesday morning at 6am more than 50 miners at Appin East and Appin West mine sites turned up for work in their boxers and briefs, with nothing else but helmets, hi-vis work shirts and boots.

Appin Colliery lodge president Dave McLachlan said the guys did turn up for work with grins on their faces, but he said the early morning undie protest had a serious message underneath.

Mr McLachlan claimed South32 had been taking too long to deliver on a laundering service that should have been in place by July last year.

“During our certified agreement negotiations, which was put in place in January last year, we were supposed to have a laundering service started at the beginning of July,” Mr McLachlan said on Tuesday.

“We gave management that five months’ grace [from January to July] to get that laundry service in place. As of today the laundry service is still not available.”



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