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BHP Billiton Faces 2-Week Strike at Illawarra Coking Coal Mine

Global miner BHP Billiton is facing a two-week work stoppage at its Illawarra Coal Appin Mine unit as some 50 supervisors demand for an 18 per cent increase in their pay. The workers strike is set to begin on Friday this week.

''This is a last resort for these supervisors,'' Catherine Bolger, Association of Professional Engineers, Scientists and Managers Australia collieries staff division director, said. ''They are incredibly frustrated at BHP's hardline antics."

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