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Stop chucking sickies, get more pay

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Coal terminal workers in Queensland could earn an extra $2500 a year if they stop taking sickies.

Under a new workplace agreement voted on last year between three unions and miner BMA, employees at the Hay Point Terminal are able to earn bonuses for a number of reasons.

An extra $25000 a year is up for grabs if workers do not take sickies without providing a medical certificate.

However this bonus is reduced if workers take sick days without the proper documentation.

The agreement also boasts bonuses if coal trains are unloaded at the terminal within certain time frames.

A BMA spokeswoman said the new agreement, which includes a 3.5 per cent pay rise gives both workers and the business added certainty, ABC reported.

It says BMA is rewarding workers for the delivery of efficiencies and improvements in rail and shipping operations.

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