Miners angry at Solid Energy releasing pay rates
Friday 6 Jul 2007 12:50 p.m.
Around 140 miners at two west coast mines are into their eighth day of strikes, after the collapse of pay negotiations.
Solid Energy has released figures to a local paper showing miners can earn up to $100,000 a year including overtime and bonuses.
But the union for the miners says on the West Coast they only earn up to $58,000 a year.
Engineering Printing and Manufacturing Union representative Matthew Winter says it is an irresponsible move by Solid Energy.