More contractor layoffs at Fortescue’s Christmas Creek mine

Indigenous mining contractor Ngarda will lay off a number of staff posted at Fortescue’s Christmas Creek mine.

The contractor was not able to clarify the exact number of workers that will be made redundant as the company is bound by a confidentiality clause.

However, a source close to Ngarda did confirm staff will be laid off at the operation.

Australian Mining last week revealed fellow Christmas Creek contractor Downer EDI Mining is cutting about 100 jobs.

A Fortescue spokesperson last week told Australian Mining contractor numbers would be reduced at the Christmas Creek One (CC1) mine.

The spokesperson said a reduction in overburden removal requirements at the operation is fuelling the job cuts.

Civil and mining contractor Ngarda is a specialist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employer.

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