Mining and quarrying in Australia
Lead NCPAustralia
Supporting NCP(s)None Selected
DescriptionSpecific instance notified by the Australian Construction, Forestry, Mining, Energy Union (CFMEU) regarding the activities of XSTRATA Coal Pty Ltd operating in Australia.
Theme(s)Competition, Employment and industrial relations
Date12 Oct 2010
Host country(ies)Australia
SourceTrade Union
Industry sectorMining and quarrying

Read the public statement issued by the Australian NCP concluding this specific instance - 8 June 2011

In October 2010, the Australian NCP received a request for review from the Australian Construction, Forestry, Mining, Energy Union (CFMEU) alleging that XSTRATA Coal Pty Ltd (XSTRATA) had breached the employment and competition provisions of the Guidelines. 

The NCP met separately with each of the parties and offered its good offices to bring the parties together to explore resolution of issues at hand, possibly through mediation. CFMEU expressed its willingness to engage in a mediation process however XSTRATA did not see any value in engaging in a mediation process through the ANCP, however was willing to engage with the CFMEU at the enterprise level.

As the NCP was unable to bring the parties together to address the alleged breaches raised by the notifier, the specific instance was concluded without resolution.