E News 28.7.16

Sent on: Thursday, 28 July 2016 at 2:03:08 PM

Public Holiday Monday 1st August 2016

The KDCCI Office will be closed Monday 1st August due to the Public Holiday for the Fenacing Festival.

Have a safe & wonderful long weekend!



Submissions are now open for the 2016 Business Excellence Awards

The annual KDCCI Business Excellence Awards celebrate the achievements, innovation and enterprising spirit of small to medium sized businesses across the City of Karratha.

KDCCI Members & Non Members can apply!

Thank you to Chevron, Major Sponsor of the 2016 Business Excellence Awards.

How do you submit an Application in 2016?

The process has changed this year, with all applications to be submitted online.

Download the Nominations & Submissions Application Guidelines for further details.

Click here to view Nominations & Submissions Application Guidelines

Click here to Submit online application for all Categories except Employee of the Year

Click here to Submit online application for Employee of the Year


Business Breakfast with Jonathan Pain

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Rio Tinto to turn to contractors for Iron Ore

Rio Tinto has announced it will now only hire contract labour for its iron ore operations.

The announcement is part of the miner’s new recruitment protocol for its iron ore division.

It is understood, as part of this new protocol, all external hires will be filled by Cat 1 contractors – with the exception of manager, superintendent and frontline supervisory roles – through the contract service providers Workpac, Skilled, and DT Workforce.

However, the miner will make exceptions relating to indigenous employment, trainees, graduates and apprentices.

A Rio Tinto spokesperson confirmed changes were made last week by the miner around its iron ore hiring protocols.

Unions have slammed the decision, calling it disappointing.

“The message that is preached by Rio is one of local jobs and supporting the communities that they operate out of,” a spokesperson said.

“The reality is we don’t see this in practice. Contracting roles are an insecure form of employment and come with lesser wages and conditions than full time roles. This decision does nothing to support local Pilbara communities who are already struggling. The same communities who are providing Rio with record tonnage and profits.”

Earlier this year, Rio Tinto cut a number of contractor positions from its iron ore operations, and as recently as this weekend is understood to have cut a number of fitter positions.


Pilbara Women's Network - After 5 Networking

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Information evening for The Naked Wanderer

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Brockmans, Thirsty Camel, Karratha International Hotel - Wine & Spirit Sale!

Thirsty Camel are clearing the racks to make way for some awesome new products!

Great deals available on Wine & Spirits!

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Save the Dates!

  • Wednesday 10th August - Business Breakfast with Jonathan Pain. Karratha Leisureplex Main Function Room.  


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