Australia

NZAS, Union Come to Agreement Over In Lieu Pay for Workers at Tiwali

NZAS, Union Come to Agreement Over In Lieu Pay for Workers at Tiwali

New Zealand Aluminium Smelters (NZAS) and E tū, the union that represents its workers, have come to an agreement on how to disburse US$14.2 million of lieu pay now owed to certain current and former workers at the Tiwai aluminium smelter. Representatives...

Events

Alcoa of Australia Ships First Bauxite from Western Australia

Alcoa of Australia has loaded the first shipment of bauxite from its operations in Western Australia. Hailed as a milestone by the company, the shipment is headed to an alumina refinery in the People’s Republic of China. The event, held at the Perth suburb of Kwinana, consisted of 47,000 metric tons from Alcoa of Australia’s […]

Rio Tinto Reorganizes Business Structure and Executive Team

Anglo-Australian mining titan Rio Tinto announced a shake-up to its executive team and organizational structure yesterday. “In the face of testing times for the industry, Rio Tinto is performing remarkably well. Our ambition is to deliver superior performance day-in and day-out so that we create value for our shareholders and communities now and over the […]

Yarwun Lays Off Fifty in Final Round of Labor Cuts

In a memo distributed to Rio Tinto workers at Queensland’s Yarwun bauxite operation, general manager Colin McGibbon explained why fifty workers were released in the final round of cuts intended to make the plant profitable again. “Commodity prices have decreased to some of the lowest levels we’ve seen in recent history, with no clear line […]

ABx Announces Second Sale of Bald Hill Bauxite

Australian Bauxite Limited announced its second sale yesterday, completing a deal for 5,000 metric tons to the same unidentified purchaser as the initial sale made in April. This is the second sale from the firm’s Bald Hill mine in Tasmania. Bald Hill is the first new bauxite project in that country in three-and-a-half decades. ABx’s sale […]