CFMEU launches national advertising campaign

MINING union the CFMEU has launched a national campaign modelled on the industry's own advertising blitz, titled "The mining boom, let's spread it around".

A new industry magazine and television commercials were pushing the idea that foreign workers were taking Australian jobs in the mining industry.

It also cites problems in Central Queensland communities, including Moranbah, where the mining boom has divided communities.

CFMEU national secretary Michael O'Connor said the advertising campaign highlighted how some seemingly qualified workers could not get jobs.

"The mining boom has to work for all Australians. Currently it is only working for a very few, while distorting other parts of the economy, such as manufacturing and construction."

The campaign centres on Enterprise Migration Agreements, which import qualified workers from overseas if specialised skills cannot be found here.

It also cites articles in mainstream media from senior mining and gas companies, who said they were looking to recruit workers from abroad.

Topics:  advertising, campaign, cfmeu



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
FULLY SELF CONTAINED... $9500.00 From
Cabin $12.5K for 6 x 2.4 x 2.5m fully installed. D.I.Y $9.5k bare ...
Ballandean - Perfect... Tender
Residential Land 0 0
OWN A PIECE OF... $159,000
House 2 1 2

Featured Jobs

Warwick jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
OFFICE PERSON Warwick Full Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Local Jobs

Search for your next job now!
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Subscription Sale

Subscribe now for $1 for 14 days.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Leo

You’re challenged in your work and this could be because of a difference of work ethics or philosophy. You need to compromise and work as...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save