230 jobs are being axed from BMA’s Saraji Mine near Dysart, with the company saying the job loses are “part of measures to ensure the ongoing competitiveness and viability of the mine”.
According to The Mackay Mercury, BMA is consulting with employees to “determine how reductions will be achieved.”
Speaking to the Mercury, BMA Asset President Lucas Dow said he “understood that uncertainty caused by the consultations would be difficult for employees, contractors, their families and the community of Dysart.”
“BMA has made a number of changes across its operations to reduce costs and increase productivity in order to ensure that our operations are profitable and sustainable,” he said.
“A recent review of the Saraji mine by the Company concluded that a fundamental improvement in the cost base of the open-cut operation is required to ensure that it remains competitive.”