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DOWNTURN: BMA’s announcement that 700 jobs will be axed throughout seven Bowen Basin mines will have a negative effect on mining communities like Blackwater.

BHP can save money without cutting jobs: union

AFTER firing hundreds of workers, BHP Billiton has claimed it has re-established its “competitive advantage” in coal.

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the_wombat - Mackay

"Cutting costs on processes"? Perhaps the CFMEU can explain what that means, and how productivity is improved? I for one would like to hear the CFMEU's ideas. Perhaps Mr Hughes can elucidate on this blog, for all to see, and to allow judgement.

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