Hastings Deering will cut 100 jobs at the mining industry slowdown
The company has announced the reduction in its workforce at
its Central and South-East Queensland operations, according to the Daily Mercury.
The announcement is little surprise for workers, with a potential staff cut posited in March.
The company made comments of future job losses after it was
unable to usher in a new employment agreement after 12 months of negotiations
with workers, a situation coupled with a weakened market.
Now it has carried out the forecast reduction.
“Hastings Deering will reduce its workforce by
approximately 100 roles and consultation has started with employees,
contractors and their representatives,” Hastings Deering managing director
Dean Mehmet said following the most recent round of cuts.
We think about the impact on every single person and we do
everything we can to keep as many people as possible employed at Hastings
However “many of our customers are running leaner operations
and have asked us to re-tender for work, in every case, at significantly
reduced prices,” he said.
“It has never been more critical to meet the market head
on and remain a secure, sustainable and competitive operation.”
The company has already let go around 700 workers in
Queensland over the past two years.