Gold producers offered above-inflation wages, which make up 55% of their mining costs in the country.
But the Indian company said it remains committed to the US$12bn Carmichael project in Queensland, Australia.
The cuts at the Adelaide support office for the Olympic Dam operations come about six months after BHP scrapped about 90 permanent positions and 210 contractor jobs.
The companies, which bargain collectively under the country’s Chamber of Mines, are already battling low metal prices and mounting electricity costs amid power outages.
A rights group estimates that thousands of children as young as nine are working in the country's gold mines, violating international and local laws, as well as risking their lives.
The 400-tonne heavy haulers that rumble along the roads of northern Alberta’s oilsands sites are referred to in Fort McMurray as “the biggest trucks in the world,” employing thousands of operators to drive the massive rigs through the mine pits.
BHP Billiton's outspoken chief executive officer believes oversupply will keep global metals prices lower for much longer.
Main power utility, Eskom, is struggling to meet demand in a country that depends on coal to generate 85% of its electricity.
Goldman expects the iron ore "war of attrition" will continue while prices gradually decline toward its $40 per metric ton forecast by 2017.
The stock surged over 15% in early trade, closing at A$2.40, or 10.6% up, after reports of Chinese-linked companies seeking permission to invest in the iron ore producer.
The planned cuts, about 21% of Murray’s workforce, will come largely at mines in Ohio and West Virginia, a state hit hard by recent coal mine closures and layoffs.
The mining industry is said to be one of the worst performers in matters of gender diversity. In fact, women represent only 16% of the workforce in the mining sector.
The return to higher exports would be driven in part by at least 16 major projects likely to go into production within five years.
It has a “smart” pump, boom works faster, and burns less fuel.
The China-Brazil deal means that in just three years Vale will be producing more than BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto combined.
The loan will be used for the development of the company's Red Chris gold and copper mine in northwest British Columbia.
Andrew Mackenzie also warned the proposed would damage the Australia’s economy and shift investment to main foreign competitor Brazil.
Inquiry comes amid claims the mining giants are driving prices down, severely damaging the country's economy .
More than 60 Canadian groups are urging the National Energy Board to suspend its review of TransCanada's application for its Energy East pipeline.
Ivan Glasenberg has once again slammed his competitors, who he accuses of damaging the credibility of the mining industry.
CEO Andrew Mackenzie announced the firm would cut capital and exploration expenditure to $9 billion in the 2016 financial year from $12.6 billion in 2015.
Forrest is blaming BHP and Rio for a fall in the price of iron ore as the pair continue to ramp up production.
The company's shares have lost over 40% of their value since it first listed in 2011 on the London Stock Exchange.
It also says it is still too early to determine long-term impacts on fish and drinking water.
The 14-months long investigation ended on April 10, with BHP accepting the charge of “causing an offensive odour,” and the EPA releasing just a single tweet about it.
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