Job losses loom at Perilya

Perilya Broken Hill is cutting its workforce – both contractors and fulltime employees – the company announced this morning, Thursday, and we understand operations at the North Mine will cease, though the company has not officially confirmed that yet.

“The final decision on activities at the North Mine in still under review and a final decision will not be made until sometime mid-month,” mine General Manager, Bruce Byrne, told the Truth.

“We are currently going through a process that will see our Broken Hill operations restructured,” he said in a statement issued early this morning under the heading Site Crisis Management Plan.

“Regrettably, employee numbers including contractors will be decreased. We are doing this to ensure the ongoing viability of our business in Broken Hill,” Mr Byrne added.

“We are in discussions with our employees and contractors while at the same time finalising specific details of this restructure.

Mr Byrne said, “the aim and challenge will be to make the resized Broken Hill operations viable for the future.”

He said the decision on North Mine, “will also determine the final number of jobs lost.

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