Appin mine supervisors start strike

About 50 supervisors at Illawarra Coal’s Appin mine began a two week strike early this morning as they seek to bring failed negotiations over pay to a head.

The union representing the miners and Illawarra Coal have been locked in negotiations for months but have so far been unable to resolve the dispute.

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The union says the 52 supervisors are seeking a "modest adjustment" that would bring wages in line with the NSW average.

Illawarra Coal, a subsidiary of BHP Billiton, says the claim is unreasonable and will not be advanced by strike action.

See tomorrow’s Illawarra Mercury for more.

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