Queensland union will not back election candidates who do not support coal workers

Queensland union will not back election candidates who do not support coal workers
 

The mining arm of the Queensland CFMMEU has said it will not back candidates in the federal election who do not support a future for central Queensland coal workers.
The district president of the CFMMEU Queensland mining and energy division, Stephen Smyth, confirmed to Guardian Australia the union – whose membership lives mainly in the marginal seats of Dawson, Capricornia and Flynn – would assess individual candidates and might not automatically endorse Labor.
“The road to Canberra is paved through central Queensland,” Smyth said. “We know seats here will be difficult to win. We just want... read more

 
18 February 2019 in World News, Views: 29
Source: Guardian
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