Rio Tinto’s Boyne Smelters (BSL) is set to announce a round of job cuts after it revealed plans to reduce production.
More than 90 workers will lose their jobs today after industrial supply company OZCON closes its Queensland business.
Rio Tinto will be cutting more jobs from it iron ore division in WA, with positions at its head office in Perth to be targeted first.
Yancoal is cutting 45 jobs at its Duralie open cut mine near Gloucester, NSW, citing geological problems rather than a decline in coal prices as the the cause.
Caterpillar may close its construction equipment facility in Gosselies, Belgium, laying off nearly 2000 workers if confirmed.
Frieght rail operator Aurizon has written off its investment in Aquila Resources and said it was shedding about 300 jobs in response to weakening coal prices.
Anglo American will close its Drayton coal mine early as it fails to get approvals for its Drayton South project.
Despite increased positivity in the resources sector, NAB research has forecast the current downturn to continue, with more than 50,000 jobs to be lost.
South32 will cut 270 back office jobs in Australia, Singapore, and South Africa in an effort to cut costs during low share prices.
Glencore will close the Tahmoor coal mine in 2019, as weak coal prices continue to hammer the industry.
A report by the Construction, Forestry, Mining, and Energy Union (CFMEU) has revealed 4656 jobs have been lost in Mackay region mines in the last four years.
Twenty people have been sacked from BMA’s Hay Point Coal Terminal in Queensland.
A number of works have been cut at Rio Tinto’s Yarwun facility as the low alumina price continues to bite.
Another 40 workers have been cut from Glencore’s West Wallsend coal mine as it prepares to close.
Yancoal’s Donaldson coal mine has moved to care and maintenance, with the majority of the workforce deployed to nearby mines.
FIFO workers hopes have been quashed in court after the Fair Work Commission ruled recreation leave would not be included in termination notices.
Rio Tinto is reportedly cutting more than 40 workers from its Weipa bauxite operations in Queensland. The 41 workers are from a range of different positions, including management, professional, operational, and support roles. The majority of the cuts – 22 – are support roles in operations and maintenance, according to the Cairns Post. Rio stated … Continue reading Rio Tinto cuts staff at Weipa
An administrator’s report into Queensland Nickel released earlier this week suggests that Clive Palmer may have acted as a shadow director of the company before hundreds of workers were sacked.
Glencore is finally closing its Newlands Northern underground coal mine, slating its shutdown for June. The miner originally announced the site’s closure in 2014, proposing a December 2015 closure at the time due to end of mine life. This has now been pushed to Q2 of 2016. It is understood that a slower than first … Continue reading Glencore to close Newlands coal mine
The administrators investigating Clive Palmer’s Queensland Nickel (QN) have found that – contrary to his denials – he acted as a “shadow director” of the failed enterprise. They have also accused him of behaving “recklessly” and perhaps illegally. In a damning report the administrators, FTI Consulting, recommend QN be wound up. The company’s collapse cost … Continue reading Palmer may have broken the law: Queensland Nickel administrators