Non Union Coal Terminal Condemned In Parliament

First the NSW Premier and MPs boycotted its official opening, now Robert Coombs, MP has condemned the BHP non union coal terminal NCIG in the NSW State Parliament.


The former MUA Sydney branch secretary, now Member for Parliament Robert Coombs said he wished to inform the house about a rally that took place at Kooragang on May 3.  

The rally was organised to coincide with the opening of the third coal loader in Newcastle.  

"But in what should have been a day of celebration turned into one of demonstration to rally against the work practices that had been adopted by the new operator - Newcastle Coal Infrastructure Group - the main party to that group being BHP Billiton," he said, noting that the NSW Premier and several MPs, business and other groups had boycotted the opening.