Xstrata Ends Two-Year Long Dispute with NSW Mine Workers

27 September 2010 (Last Updated September 27th, 2010 18:30)

A two-year-long dispute between Xstrata and striking workers at its New South Wales Southern Highlands operation has come to an end after the workers struck a deal on a new enterprise agreement. Xstrata spokesman James Rickards said concessions made on both sides will allow workers to re

A two-year-long dispute between Xstrata and striking workers at its New South Wales Southern Highlands operation has come to an end after the workers struck a deal on a new enterprise agreement.

Xstrata spokesman James Rickards said concessions made on both sides will allow workers to resume normal operations and make Australia's Tahmoor mine profitable.

The workers said they have achieved better pay and working conditions, which were earlier rejected by the company.

Richards added the company will invest to improve the reputation of Tahmoor mine, which has been significantly damaged due to the long-running strikes.