“PIMS is a newcomer to Illawarra and couldn`t have started worse. South32 Illawarra Metallurgical Coal is pleased to have entered into a three-year agreement with its employees for a new Trades and Operators appin and West Cliff Coal Preparation Plant Enterprise Agreement. The CFMEU Mining & Energy Division is asking contract miners in the Illawarra region not to sign employment contracts with PIMS Group after the project manager withdraws an agreement guaranteeing reasonable wages and conditions on the Appin mine. Timbs said South 32 is actively harming the local economy and endangering the safety of coal miners. .