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Aurizon threatens job loss

Oct 16, 2015National Union News

Aurizon is threatening to cut around 800 jobs over the next three years as it seeks to slash over $350 million over the next three years.

The 800 jobs would be on top of the 3000 jobs already lost over the past years.

RTBU Queensland branch secretary Owen Doogan says the union has scheduled talks with the company over the job losses, and is particularly concerned about the depot closures in areas like Rockhampton because they are particularly efficient operations.

Aurizon’s move is possible because of the Fair Work Commission’s recent decision to allow the company to terminate a dozen enterprise agreements. The terms and conditions, which included a no forced redundancy clause, went with them.



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