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Job security the top priority in Anglo coal sell-off: MEU  

May 15, 2024

The Mining and Energy Union (MEU) said today that ensuring workers’ on-going job security would be the top priority following Anglo American’s surprise announcement it would sell its five Australian coal mines, all based in Queensland.  

MEU Queensland President Mitch Hughes said news of the divestment plans had come as a surprise and would result in uncertainty for workers.  

“We will be seeking urgent briefings with the company to understand what the process will be from here,” said Mr Hughes.  

“Our priority will be protecting our members’ on-going job security through the sale process, along with ensuring entitlements are protected and the mines operate safely.  

“Anglo’s Queensland coal mines produce some of the best coal in the world and we are confident there will be strong demand for these assets.”  

Anglo American owns Grosvenor, Aqulia, Dawson, Capcoal, and Moranbah North coal mines in Central Queensland. 

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