News

Union says 40 jobs to go at Anglo Coal's Moura mine

Anglo American's Dawson Coal Mine, outskirts of Moura, Central Queensland. Photo Kerri-Anne Mesner / The Observer
Anglo American's Dawson Coal Mine, outskirts of Moura, Central Queensland. Photo Kerri-Anne Mesner / The Observer Kerri-Anne Mesner

FORTY full-time maintenance positions will be made redundant at Anglo Coal's Dawson Mine at Moura, south-west of Gladstone, according to the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union.

The union says the job cuts will be devastating for the local community.

The company also week axed about 35 positions from its Grasstree mine at Middlemount, north-west of Rockhampton, last week.

AMWU state organiser Phil Golby told the ABC companies were increasingly looking to a transient workforce.

"With the downturn in the coal and all other industries around the country, it seems to be a common theme is what we do is get rid of job security," he said.

"We get rid of jobs and basically replace them eventually with people on contract, working for contract companies, and it basically drives down workers' conditions and wages across Australia."

Mr Golby said he planned to meet workers next week.

"Moura and a lot of the mining communities have been struggling to keep a community together with the advent of fly-in, fly-out workers.

"Eventually it means there'll be more drive-in, drive-out workers or fly-in, fly-out in the central regions."

Topics:  dawson mine, gladstone, moura




Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Federal Govt needs to pull its weight: Burnett, Butcher

Candidates need to commit funding for health in Flynn

VIDEO: Staines to cut himself out of the statistics

Alex Staines has made the life changing decision of having lap band surgery.

Guarantees needed to make regions important again

Latest deals and offers

Boxers

COACH: Shane Kitching said both Evans and Brown are looking good to make an impact.

Orial Brown and Sean Evans sparring

Jeanette Osborne at the HookUp

Jeanette Osborne from Yarra Glen fishes at the Boyne Tannum HookUp, April 29, 2016.

Jeanette Osborne from Yarra Glen fishes at the Boyne Tannum HookUp, April 29...

Alex Staines sleeve surgery

Alex Staines is over the moon that he finally has a confirmed site for his new Hog's Breath Cafe in Goondoon Street.

Alex Staines is getting sleeve surgery.

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances