Bishop concerned about miners’ long hours
Catholic World News - February 23, 2010
An Australian bishop is expressing concern that miners’ 12-hour shifts are negatively affecting family life.
“Because of those hours the miners have to work, the family life is affected, now that the father is not there when the children are going off to school or coming home from school or going to bed or so forth, and families find it difficult to be together as a family,” said Bishop Brian Heenan of Rockhampton.
“We're not condemning anybody, we're just simply saying that is there a better way we can support families because this is the way the mining industry has organized itself,” he added.
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