Mining jobs advertised as German Creek braces for cuts

A RANGE of positions with labour hire contractor One Key were advertised for work at "a Bowen Basin mine near Middlemount" on Friday.

The same day Anglo American confirmed 83 positions would be made redundant at its German Creek mine next week.

Jobs at a Bowen Basin coal mine were advertised with One Key, the same day it was confirmed 83 positions would be made redundant at German Creek.
Jobs at a Bowen Basin coal mine were advertised with One Key, the same day it was confirmed 83 positions would be made redundant at German Creek.

Advertisements for production operators and emergency response team operators went live on seek.com.au, which specified the roles needed to be filled "urgently" or required "an immediate start".

About 140 workers have been striking at the German Creek coal mine since August, over the terms of Enterprise Bargaining Agreements.

Anglo American has not commented, although it is believed the company met with employees about the redundancies on Friday.

While "a challenging commercial environment" is believed to underpin the cuts, coal prices hit US $260/ tonne last week.



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