Downer cuts over 20 rail jobs

Downer EDI has announced a new wave of redundancies, with up to 12 engineers and ten tradespeople set to be cut from the Maryborough manufacturing operation in Queensland.

The Fraser Coast Chronicle reports 12 engineers were made redundant last week, and the company is now calling for expressions of interest for fewer than ten voluntary redundancies.


A spokesperson for Downer said compulsory redundancies may be considered if the company did not receive enough voluntary applications.


The company said the move was relative to the amount of work it was receiving, and the reductions were part of an effort to ensure its workforce met the needs of the wider market.


According to the Fraser Coast Chronicle total job losses at Downer EDI now total at 90 over the past six months, and the company has previously announced plans to move locomotive manufacturing offshore.

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