Federal Member for Capricornia, Michelle Landry today welcomed the long-awaited news that workers at Oaky North coal mine had voted in favour of the newest Enterprise Agreement offered by their employer, Glencore.
"This has been a bitter dispute and I am very glad to see this resolved after such a wait." Ms Landry said.
Ms Landry said that while the mine is not located in her electorate, she has been keen to see an end to the lockout and was one of three local MPs who met with CFMEU and Glencore representatives in previous sitting weeks.
"While meeting with both sets of representatives, it was very clear; the lockout was damaging the community and we needed good will to progress a resolution.
"My colleagues and I recently advocated for the end of the lockout, so that negotiations can continue and I am therefore very pleased to see this result in an agreement," Ms Landry said.
"I hope this new agreement can serve as a circuit-breaker for the community."
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