Aurizon employees reach redundancy decision deadline
THIRTY-EIGHT Aurizon employees have until today to decide their future with the company.
From Monday, Aurizon will begin implementing their redundancy scheme and those on the chopping block have reached the deadline for choosing their next move.
And if it's not nominating to be redeployed into one of four new roles created under the scheme or taking a voluntary redundancy, they are facing a tap on the shoulder.
An Aurizon spokesperson said the nominated roles were "broadly in line with the original proposal". "We expect the locomotive and wagon maintenance depots to close from early December," the spokesperson said.
Australian Manufacturing Workers Union state organiser Peter Lyon said the redundancies were a harsh blow to the community. "It's a huge kick in the guts for Rockhampton," he said.