Anglo will announce German Creek mine redundancies next week: Union
A CFMEU spokeswoman says Anglo American has told employees it will announce 83 forced redundancies at its German Creek mine next week.
The spokeswoman said Anglo met with employees on Friday morning and made the announcement.
An Anglo spokeswoman said the company would not comment.
About 140 German Creek mine workers have been striking since August over protracted Enterprise Bargaining Agreement negotiations.
Anglo has been undergoing a consultation for proposed redundancies since late September.
It told workers the proposal was to "address a challenging commercial environment and unplanned delays to production".
The company originally announced it planned to make 90 jobs redundant.
Timeline: The strike so far
- April 4, 2014: The Enterprise Bargaining Agreement at German Creek mine expires.
- August 2016: Anglo and employees have failed to reach an agreement, despite 16 EBA meetings in two years. 140 union members go on strike, seeking the inclusion of claims relating mainly to job casualisation, workplace health and safety and maintenance of current rates of pay.
- September 28, 2016: Anglo tells workers it will be making about 90 positions forcibly redundant to "address a challenging commercial environment and unplanned delays to production". A consultation period begins and a number of stakeholder meetings follow.
- October 9, 2016: CFMEU holds a protest outside Anglo's office in Brisbane. State Member for Mirani Jim Pearce joins in, chanting 'I hate Anglo' at the rally.
- October 13, 2016: An Anglo employee claims she was on her way to work when a laser pointer was aimed at her from the picket line.
- October 16, 2016: Anglo CEO Mark Cutifani tells CFMEU district president Stephen Smyth he will not make assurances that Anglo's security guards aren't armed. "If people are intimidated, threatened and physically assaulted as we have recently experienced we will give no assurances in terms of what security measures we will take to protect our people and our property," he told Mr Smyth.
- October 24, 2016: CFMEU mascot Scabby the Rat takes to the picket line at Camm Park. Workers have been striking at the park for months.