​Ulan coal mine cuts 75 jobs

Glencore has slashed 75 jobs from its Ulan coal mine, near Gulgong, NSW, as part of its wider operational reduction.

According to the miner it is currently focused on reducing its coal output levels by 15 million tonnes, which “involves some underground roster changes, the scaling back of some open pit mining activities, revisions to the product portfolio, deferring some projects, and optimising blending and inventory (stockpile) management across our operations,” a Glencore spokesperson told Australian Mining.

“The changes at Ulan West are part of this group target,” he added.

“Unfortunately, the underground mine’s move from a seven-day roster to a five-day roster will impact around 75 positions. We expect these changes to take effect from June. We continue to investigate options for redeployment at our other operations, and support services are in place to assist employees and their families who are affected by these changes.”

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