Anglo American cuts more jobs in Queensland

Anglo American have cut more jobs across their Capcoal operations in Queensland, with redundancies confirmed at Lake Lindsay mine.

In a statement, the company blamed the ‘current market downturn’ for the job losses stating it has made ‘some operational changes.’

A spokeswoman for the company told Australian Mining redundancies issued at the Lake Lindsay mine would affect both full-time and contractor positions.

The company also announced that production levels would be adjusted, as would the timeframe for project pipelines.

The news of more job cuts for Anglo American comes after Australian Mining reported yesterday that 35 full-time roles would be cut from its Grasstree coal mine.

In August, the miner cut 50 jobs from its Moranbah North mine as the mine reduced its operations down to a single longwall.

The CFMEU have slammed Anglo’s decision to cut jobs.

“What’s clear from today’s decision is that Anglo aims to slash and burn its labour force to maintain profit margins seen at the height of the boom,” CFMEU district president Stephen Smyth said.

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