Workers at mining manufacturer CQMS Razer will take enforced leave over Christmas as the company shuts down in an effort to stem losses.
The shutdown follows the company’s recent move to axe 20 workers, and more jobs may be set to go when the company reopens next year, Sunshine Coast Daily reports.
So far CQMS has made no public comment on the job cuts, and Australian Manufacturing and Workers Union state organiser Brad Hansen said the union had not been made aware of the redundancies.
Hansen told Sunshine Coast Daily there had been a downturn in demand for mining equipment, and lacklustre performance had hurt other mining manufacturers as well.
CQMS has facilities in Maryborough, Mackay, Newcastle, Adelaide, and Perth, in addition to global outlets across China, Europe, and the Americas.
The company’s Queensland outlets are significant employers in their local towns, and help support a number of charity and community events.