Australian pub bans mining workwear: fighting down, business booming
The manager of a Port Hedland, Australia pub said that patronage has quadrupled and the atmosphere has improved since miners were banned from entering with work uniforms, wrote Vicky Validakis for Australian Mining on Thursday.
The ban was first enacted to reduce violence between miners from different companies. What started out as mild ribbing often escalated to full-on brawls, according to the pub’s manager.
The pub, which is part of the Finucane Island Sports and Recreation Club, is “getting a lot of families coming back in on a Sunday…getting kids that are coming in…a lot of fundraising for different sporting groups and that’s doubled as well.”
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