Hastings Deering in Mackay.
Hastings Deering in Mackay. Lee Constable

110 Hastings Deering jobs identified for Mackay and Rocky

11.10am: HASTINGS Deering has identified 75 positions in Mackay and 45 in Rockhampton which will potentially be affected by the company's decision to cut jobs, announced last week.

Hastings Deering is discussing redeployment and other options with employees as part of the consultation process after its announcement last week of a 5% job cut across the country.

To date, there have been 75 positions identified in Mackay and 45 in Rockhampton which will potentially be affected.

Operations and requirements across the business are being reviewed. Employees in affected positions will be consulted and where possible, options to avoid retrenchment will be discussed.

Managing Director Scott Cameron says with the current downturn in the resources industry, the decision to decrease the workforce has become unavoidable.

"We will continue to consult with our employees, the Branch Consultative Committee members and the union upon these reviews being finalised for Central Queensland and other areas affected by the slowdown," he said.

The Hastings Deering Apprenticeship Program has not been affected by the current review. Hastings Deering remains committed to ensuring its apprentices receive a high standard of training, and will continue to monitor tradespeople to apprentice ratios to ensure safety and training remain a priority.

7.45am: THE Australian Manufacturing Workers Union has condemned Hastings Deering, accusing the company of failing to respond to union proposals to reduce the number of job losses.

The AMWU's Central Queensland organiser Brad Hansen said the union and company entered discussions on Thursday last week.

He said proposals were made to reduce the number of planned redundancies.

However, Hastings Deering had pushed forward without consideration of them.

Last week Hastings announced it would cut 200 jobs across its Australian operation, with the focus on the company's Rockhampton and Mackay plants.

Mr Hansen said workers received notification of the redundancies yesterday.

The AMWU has taken the matter to Fair Work Australia.