More mining jobs tipped to go at BMA sites

BMA is rumoured to be cutting more contractors from its Bowen Basin sites.

According to one mining website, an unknown number of contractors have been told they won't have a job at Saraji Mine after February 28, while the same clean-out is predicted at BMA's Blackwater Mine by March 8.

A BMA spokesperson said the company did not intend to provide details about specific workforce adjustments "but clearly there may be some impact on jobs in some areas".

Among the comments on the website story was a contributor who claimed "80 more from Leightons at Peak (Downs mine) and rumours of 300 (EDI) Downer from Goonyella to go also".

BMA has its Gregory Crinum joint operation north of Emerald up for sale.

The CQ News understands there has already been interest expressed by some medium-tier ASX-listed companies as well as labour hire entities.  The rumoured price tag is $800 million.

BMA's parent company BHP Billiton will announce its interim results on Wednesday.

Rio Tinto today shocked the market when it announced a $2.9 billion loss - the first in its reporting history.


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