This includes about 110 employees and 60 contractors from a workforce of 740, at the Western Port facility at Hastings, south east of Melbourne, over the next few months.
There are numerous reports of this in the media and many seem conflicting.
Here are some of them, starting with a video link:
Video of BlueScope Job cuts
BlueScope to axe 170 jobs in Victoria.
BlueScope cuts production.
- BlueScope in an ASX announcement said that it planned to “reconfigure its Australian cold rolling, metal coated and painted steel production” in a move that will provide “significant savings”.
- Adding this also, BlueScope stressed there had been no drop in demand for Australian coated products, which include the company’s Colorbond line.
- The reconfiguration will mean that about one-quarter fewer workers are required to man the production lines at Western Port, south-east of Melbourne, the company said.
- Skills Minister Chris Evans said BlueScope had stressed the job losses were due to a fall in demand for construction materials and broader pressures on the manufacturing sector, including the high Australian dollar.
- BlueScope plans to drive other mills in Australia, mainly at the Springhill plant in Port Kembla, harder.
Let's look at the statements above.
- BlueScope stressed there had been no drop in demand.
- Government Minister Chris Evans said there had been a drop in demand.
- BlueScope says it's a restructure.
- BlueScope says it will reduce production by 1/4.
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