Leighton to cut contractors at Fortescue’s Solomon Hub

Image: Fortescue Metals Group.

Leighton Contractors will cut more than 100 contractors from its operations at FMG's Solomon Hub as completion of the ramp up nears and it moves in to steady state.
According to sources close to the issue, they told Australian Mining that approximately 166 contractors will be let go from Leighton's operations at the Solomon Hub, predominately mobile plant operators.
Speaking to Leighton, they confirmed a "personnel adjustment" at the site as this phase of work draws to a close.
"The completion of the ramp up means less plant and personnel are required in steady state," a spokesperson told Australian Mining.
"The majority of position impacted are labour hire and contractors. We are now consulting with all potentially affected employees on these changes.
"Where adjustments to Leighton Contractors' team are required, we work with those affected to identify redeployment options throughout the wider Leighton Holdings Group," the spokesperson added.
Leighton has been working with Fortescue at the Solomon Hub since 2012, moving from construction to a steady state ore production rate of approximately 60 million tonnes per annum

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