Union talks pay with BHP in Pilbara

THE Construction Union will today start the first major pay talks with BHP Billiton in the Pilbara for more than a decade.

The negotiations are for a new pay deal for up to 350 train drivers.

Under changes introduced in 2009, an employer who hires union members must negotiate with their union.

Until now, BHP employees have been on individual agreements which will soon expire.

The CFMEU's Gary Wood says they will be negotiating on a range of issues.

Read more at ABC news online.



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