Consolidated Minerals, Boart Longyear lay off workers

Consolidated Minerals has reportedly layed off its contractors.

Australian Mining has been informed that last night contractors at its Woodie Woodie operations were told of the cut, and have been flown out today.

It is believed that permanent staff at the operation will be cut within the coming week.

Consmin was unavailable for a comment at the time of publishing.

Boart Longyear has also reportedly cut jobs at one of its branches.

Australian Mining was told by Mitch Cannata, a former Boart employee, that Boart will be axeing around 100 jobs from its Forest Field branch in Western Australia this morning.

The drilling products manufacturer confirmed it is cutting between 60 to 80 jobs.

In a statement, Boart Longyear said "as the mining and mining services markets continue to soften, Boart Longyear has has to take actions to align costs with the expected level of busines.

"This includes reducing overhead costs in all our regions and moving the manufacture of drilling products from Perth to existing Boart Longyear facilities. This decision was made to align the cost structure to give the company a more cost competitive footing in the global marketplace."

It went on to state that "the Perth facility will be re-purposed. The company is currently consulting with the impacted employees and is trying to place as many of them as possible in different roles within the company."

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