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xStrata – Ernest Henry Mining implements a new collective employment agreement

Ernest Henry Mining has announced that it will implement a new collective employment
agreement to ensure its employees continue to receive industry best conditions moving forward.

General Manager Ernest Henry Mining, Mr Mike Westerman, said employees ratified the new
collective agreement yesterday and it will become effective seven days after it is passed by the
Australian Workplace Authority.

“We have enjoyed a 12 2022 history of direct relationships with our employees through
individual employment agreements known as Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) and
Individual Transitional Employment Agreements (ITEAs),” said Mr Westerman.

”This system has allowed for a strong working relationship and culture to develop on site and is
something Ernest Henry Mining values and wishes to preserve for the future.

“We considered our options for the future and believe this collective employment agreement
will continue to deliver and ensure our employees continue to work under industry best
conditions,” he said.

“Our new collective agreement largely reflects the terms and conditions of our existing
individual agreements and provides our employees with security surrounding their work
conditions.

“We communicated openly and consulted regularly with our employees surrounding our plans
to implement a new collective agreement.

“Yesterday’s vote by Ernest Henry Mining’s employees to ratify the agreement demonstrates
that they both understand the changes and wholeheartedly support the new collective
agreement,” said Mr Westerman.

The Federal Government’s Fair Work Legislation means individual statutory employment
agreements can not be offered from 1 January 2010, encouraging parties to pursue collective
arrangements failing which a new ‘one size fits all’ Award would apply. Ernest Henry Mining has
developed a new collective employment agreement in line with these legislative changes.

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Xstrata Contacts:

Sue Sara
General Manager Corporate Affairs
Queensland, Xstrata Copper
Telephone: +61 7 3295 7535
Mobile: +61 7 411 206 090
Email: [email protected]

Melanie Edgar
Manager Community Relations NQ
Xstrata Copper
Telephone: +61 7 4744 2832
Mobile: +61 7 423 820 701
Email: [email protected]

Vicki Wilson
Senior Community Relations Advisor
Ernest Henry Mining, Xstrata Copper www.xstrata.com
Telephone: +61 7 4749 4578
Mobile: +61 407 026 671
Email: [email protected]

ABOUT XSTRATA PLC
Xstrata is a global diversified mining group, listed on the London and Swiss Stock Exchanges,
with its headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. Xstrata’s businesses maintain a meaningful position in
seven major international commodity markets: copper, coking coal, thermal coal, ferrochrome,
nickel, vanadium and zinc, with a growing platinum group metals business, additional exposures
to gold, cobalt, lead and silver, recycling facilities and a suite of global technology products,
many of which are industry leaders. The Group’s operations and projects span 19 countries..

ABOUT XSTRATA COPPER
Headquartered in Brisbane, Xstrata Copper is one of the commodity business units within the
major global diversified mining group Xstrata plc. Its operations and projects span eight
countries: Australia, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Canada, the USA, the Philippines and Papua New
Guinea. Its operations are administered by five separate divisions, based close to the mining
operations, namely the North Queensland, Minera Alumbrera, North Chile, Southern Peru and
Canada divisions. It also has a recycling business (Xstrata Recycling) with plants in the United
States and offices in Canada and Asia.

Xstrata Copper is the fourth largest global copper producer with annual attributable production
capacity of over one million tonnes.

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