With yesterday’s news that 700 jobs will be cut at BMA’s operations across Central Queensland, the Mayor of the region most affected is calling on the Queensland Premier to review 100% forced FIFO practices.
Isaac Regional Council Mayor Anne Baker says the majority of the job losses are coming from BMA’s residential mines directly impacting communities in Moranbah, Dysart, Middlemount, Tieri abd Clermont.
“This clearly shows the urgent need to reassess 100% forced FIFO work practices on our doorstep.”
“We are calling on the Premier to review the current conditioning of Caval Ridge and Daunia in relation to 100% forced FIFO.”
“This is the biggest hit to us this year, it’s heart wrenching to see so many community members directly affected,” Mayor Baker said.
“It will touch every aspect of our communities and the economic impact will be felt far and wide across the region.”
“This is devastating news for workers, their families, friends, schools, and local businesses.”
“It’s more important than ever that people across regional Queensland have opportunities to contend for jobs in mines in our region.”
“We encourage all industry to look to local communities first for their workforce,” Mayor Baker said.
“Council is committed to building a sustainable and resilient future in Isaac.”