Bluff smelter to accelerate job cuts plan

Tue, 04 Sep 2012

Sept. 5 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand Aluminium Smelters is accelerating plans to axe 100 jobs from its Bluff smelter as depressed global metal prices continue to challenge the aluminium sector worldwide. The smelter at Tiwai Point had announced in August last year that it was reducing its workforce of around 750 by 100 positions over a five-year period, but will now complete that process over the next two months, said general manager Ryan Cavanagh. Some 35 positions had already gone by attrition as staff left the business in recent months. Ri...

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