The CFMEU Mining And Energy Podcast

May 2020

Episode Summary

Corona virus has changed how we all work - from staggered shift starts to cleaning down equipment to ditching carpooling - but some proposed solutions, like 21 days on, 7 days off rosters have been shown the door. CFMEU National President Tony Maher discusses FIFO’s ‘Black Swan’ event, Queensland District President Stephen Smyth calls out ‘hot seat changing’ & ‘hot bedding’, FIFO Pilbara locomotive driver Paul Bloxsom opens up about the pain of leaving his family for 3 months. Industry Health & Safety Inspector Stephen Luck talks about the reality of doing night shift and coming home to a house full of self isolating family. CFMEU National Research Director Peter Colley analyses the falling coal price and stable employment numbers & Hunter Valley shotfirer Kerry Konieczny explains how she got decent breastfeeding facilities for working mums at her pit.