Glen­core lease at­tacked

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

A STATE La­bor MP says he belongs to a “good govern­ment” that “shows no con­cern” for Queens­land work­ers and their fam­i­lies.

Mi­rani MP Jim Pearce made the com­ments when back­ing La­bor’s can­di­date for Bur­dekin Mike Brunker, who de­cried this week’s grant­ing of a min­ing lease to Swiss com­modi­ties gi­ant Glen­core over the mas­sive Wan­doan coal pro­ject. Mr Brunker said the lease should never have hap­pened.

Mr Pearce agreed, blogging that the Govern­ment should act to end the “bul­ly­ing and ha­rass­ment” of work­ers and com­mu­nity by Glen­core at the Oakey North un­der­ground mine near Tieri in cen­tral Queens­land, where work­ers had been locked out.

Glen­core said it was aware of Mr Pearce’s “mis­in­formed com­ments’’.

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