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csg Port (L-R) Zander, Megan, Mac, Jonty and Wylie Philp Sandra Ryan Grand Champion heifer Steve Beale and Chris Dunphy, MIPEC Construction Michael and Mark Brown Show attraction owners Side show alley Aboutusgenericimage_3 csg (L-R) Mark Douglas, Steve and Andrea Skewes and Adrian Staatz with Warrie Glen Lewy and Warrie Glen Allie watching the final of the Working Dog Trials Melissa Clifford-Death (L-R) Steve and Lizzie Burnett with Alan Guilfoyle for winning the Clermont Cattlemans Challenge Cattle King Title for 2017

Anglo confirms operational review
A MONTH of uncertainty for miners and contractors.
Wednesday 02 September 2015  

ANGLO American has confirmed it is undertaking a review of its German Creek open cut mining operations at the Capcoal complex near Middlemount.

However, they have not confirmed or denied claims by the CFMEU that as many as 100 jobs are at risk or that takehome pay for many staff will fall tens of thousands of dollars a year following a move to a five day-a-week roster.

In a short written statement, General Manager of Capcoal, Andrew Job, told Shift Miner there will be changes at the site.

“Last month, Anglo America advised Capcoal mine employees that the open cut mine will undergo an operational review in light of the extremely challenging market conditions facing the coal industry now and in the foreseeable future,” he said.

“A formal process of consultation with employees and employees’ representatives is currently underway to review the mine’s operational requirements.

“We expect an outcome to be reached and implemented during quarter four 2015.”

Last week, the CFMEU told Shift Miner that Anglo - like so many other miners in the region - was moving to unwind boom time 12 hour shifts and replace them with eight hour shifts on a normal five day working week.

“The problem is that the poor old worker, through their efforts, have helped Anglo reach their targets, way ahead of schedule,” they said.

“Now Anglo are looking at ways of cutting costs and hours, and replacing four crews on 12 hour shifts with three crews on eight or eight and half hour shifts.

“They haven’t made any official decision yet, but it’s hard to see any other result.

“We have offered a proposal that will see everyone do less hours and keep a job; it’s an out-there proposal, but I guess we will see whether they accept it.”


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