Stanwell power station near Rockhampton as viewed from the air during the 2013 floods. The manager today announced a change in staffing with 29 jobs (10 of which are vacant) being cut.
Stanwell power station near Rockhampton as viewed from the air during the 2013 floods. The manager today announced a change in staffing with 29 jobs (10 of which are vacant) being cut. Sharyn O'Neill ROK260113srains17

Stanwell confirms 29 jobs axed from operations near Rocky

11.55am: STANWELL Corporation has confirmed it will axed 29 jobs from its operations outside Rockhampton.

In a statement issued this morning, the company said 10 of those positions at the site 22kms west of Rockhampton were currently vacant.

Stanwell Power Station Site Manager Brad Perry said Stanwell commenced consultation on its proposal with employees and unions from today, as required under its Enterprise Agreement and that feedback would be considered prior to making a final decision.

There will be no forced redundancies.

The proposed changes are necessary to reduce costs for Stanwell Corporation, which is making an
unsustainable loss on power generation due to some of the lowest wholesale electricity prices in a decade.

Stanwell announced on 5 March this year that it was reviewing its largest division, Operations, which is
responsible for electricity generation and the care of plant at Stanwell's power stations across Queensland.

The review aims to improve the profitability of Stanwell's core business of power generation.

11.40am: THE Electrical Trades has slammed the decision by government-owned Corporation Stanwell Corporation to axe 29 jobs from its power station operation near Rockhampton.

The Bulletin reported last week the power company was expecting to cut jobs and make an announcement this week.

The Bulletin is seeking comments in relation to the Unions statement of 29 jobs gone.

ETU State Organiser Jason Young said the latest job losses which are on top of the 58 announced earlier this month and the 64 axed late last year at the company's Tarong operations in the South Burnett and 12 job losses at Swanbank near Ipswich are a "severe breach of faith and a massive betrayal of the bush."



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