Mums fume over BMA snub

HELL hath no fury like a woman scorned.

Or, in the case of the three wives of BMA employees, rejected and "palmed off" to a middle-management representative of the coal mining giant after they flew to Brisbane and stormed the company's headquarters.

The next step for the trio, Leslie West, of Emerald, and Maureen Johnson and Renee Hughes, of Dysart, in their quest to bring BHP chief executive Marius Kloppers to Bowen Basin towns was to yesterday crash the company's annual general meeting in Melbourne.

"We're just going to see if we can get the opportunity to ask a question," Mrs West said yesterday morning.

"I know the chances are small, but we're going to try."

The women, "just a bunch of mums", called on Mr Kloppers two weeks ago to visit towns such as Emerald, Blackwater, Moranbah and Dysart but on Monday received a letter declining the invitation.

"This isn't about coal mining, it's about the towns," Mrs West said.

"I think something needs to be done. It's not just BMA or BHP, it's the price of rent, the price of real estate, the ability to get into the doctor when you're unwell." 



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