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Anglo American to Cut Grosvenor Coal Mine Workforce

Coal News - Published on Thu, 15 Oct 2020

Image Source: Anglo American Grosvenor Coal Mine
Anglo American has confirmed it will slash 100 jobs from its Grosvenor coal mine in central Queensland. A spokesperson for Anglo American said “Since the suspension of longwall mining activities in May, we have continued to support the Grosvenor workforce, to enable us to work through our future plans step by step. As part of planning work underway to support the safe restart of longwall operations in the second half of 2021, we have been reviewing our workforce plan to determine the best structure for Grosvenor going forward. As an initial step, over the last month One Key Resources has been seeking expressions of interest from the Grosvenor workforce for voluntary redundancies. Whilst there has been some interest in voluntary redundancies, there are discussions occurring with workforce representatives about how additional reductions can be achieved. Over and above what is required in workforce agreements, Anglo American will be providing redundancy benefits to the eligible One Key workforce impacted by the workforce reductions. We are also assessing opportunities to absorb some of the impacted people into other roles at the mine. After more than five months since we ceased production, we have reluctantly taken these steps to ensure that the mine can continue to support the majority of its remaining workforce, of around 650 people, and successfully return to safe production next year.”

The mining union warned that sacked workers could be left without redundancy packages. Stephen Smyth from the mining branch of the CFMEU said the workers' redundancy entitlements remained under a cloud because they had not been hired as permanent employees.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Thu, 15 Oct 2020
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