Representing miners in arrangements for safety and health in coal mining: a global perspective

Mining is a hazardous industry; in fact for many it is the epitome of dangerous work. Therefore, calls for the right to represent the interests of miners in their safety and health has been a prominent feature of labour relations.

Our research investigated the nature and operation of arrangements for worker representation on OSH in coal mining in five countries with different economic profiles: Australia, Canada, India, Indonesia and South Africa.

The research explored the experiences of representatives and workers and examined the socio-legal, economic and labour relations context for each country. This project was undertaken by Cardiff University.

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