Rostering changes not made lightly

“These decisions have been difficult to make and were not made lightly,” a Mount IsaMines spokesperson said, referring specifically to the layoffs at George Fisher.
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The spokesperson said there would be less leadership and technical roles.

This was necessary to continuing operations because of the current global market.

“The resources sector continues to experience very difficult conditions, with sharp reductions in prices for our products, including zinc, lead and silver,” the spokesperson said.

A George Fisher employee said he thought the roster change was great because he would have 10 extra weekends.

“Roster changes has happened before and I don’t reckon it will affect the town at all,” he said.

“I would rather be home with my kids every night then driving in and out and not see them every day.”

He said management explainedthe same two crews on day and nights could achieve more in seven days rather than turning over to a new crew after four days.

Cr George Fortunebelieved the council had the right to object to the seven day roster because it would hurtthe community.

“I may have a conflict of interest here…it’s a great detriment to the city if a 7/7 roster takes place, there will be an exodus.”

Cr Fortune saw Glencore maybe suffering worldwide but had already put measures in place to make the mine more efficient, he said.

“Glencore are quite experienced in dealing with these types of matters,” he said.

“They have instigated a number of measures to alleviate the current situation.”

Deputy Mayor Brett Peterson said 10 extra weekends a year for the miners would boost numbers in local sporting teams.

These people could play sport every second weekend meaningsporting teams could have two line-ups playing alternate weeks.

Cr Anne Seymour the seven day roster might boost outback tourism instead of FIFO workers.

“I am hoping with seven days off they go to Camooweal, they go to Burketown.

“We offer a hell of a lot here.”

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