More redundancies announced at NRG power station

SEVEN months after the last round of job cuts, NRG Gladstone Power Station has struck again, making another five positions redundant.

Three full-time and two part-time positions have been made redundant under "organisational changes" announced on Tuesday.

In a statement to the media, NRG described the job cuts as a "business optimisation" announcement that would help the operation meet the challenges of an increasingly competitive business environment.

It follows five voluntary redundancies that were announced at the station in October last year, when NRG said it was looking at taking the staff numbers - at 265 in December - down to as low as 245 over a five-year period.

NRG general manager John Abbott, who took over the head role in March, said the employees affected by the changes would leave the business over the next four to six weeks.

"These changes are spread across the whole organisation, and are part of an on-going process to adapt to our business environment," he said.

"Whilst it is always sad to see people leave our business, we must at all times look to achieve the most cost-effective production possible."



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