A leaked email reveals that BHP Billiton never intended to negotiate new work practices with Australia’s leading mineworkers union. This is despite the world’s biggest mining company havingĀ  previously committed itself to such negotiations, as strikes continued to disrupt Queensland’s coal fields. Last month BHP Billiton threatened to shift Aus$10 billion of investment from Queensland to Indonesia if it couldn’t get its way with the workers.
See http://www.minesandcommunities.org/article.php?a=11548.