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Glencore Xstrata has issued termination notices to around 400 mine workers who refuse to accept cuts to their wages and working conditions. The Swiss-based mining giant is taking over the operation of its Collinsville mine and is pushing for individual contracts, knowing that this option will be available to them under an Abbott government.

With an election just around the corner, hard-line employers like mining multinational Glencore Xstrata are excitedly preparing for a possible Abbott election win. He's heard mining bosses loud and clear and built an IR policy that allows individual contracts and Greenfield Agreements that cut workers' take-home pay and conditions -- so employers are getting ready to roll them out.

Let’s support the CFMEU workers: Sign the petition and tell Glencore Xstrata that Australian workers deserve the right to decent wages and working conditions.

Letter to
Bill McKinstrey, Director – Open Cut Operations
We call on you to act to recall the termination notices to the 400 mine workers. Put people before profits and support this local economy. Honour their existing conditions.

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