12 jobs at risk at Glen­sanda quarry

The Oban Times - - Front Page -

A DOZEN work­ers at Glen­sanda Su­per Quarry are set to lose their jobs over the fes­tive pe­riod.

CA Black­well, which deals with the load and haulage at Glen­sanda Quarry af­ter be­ing awarded the con­tract in July 2013, said it was making the re­dun­dan­cies fol­low­ing the in­tro­duc­tion of new crush­ing tech­nol­ogy.

A com­pany spokesman said: ‘Nor­mally this pro­cess­ing would take place seven days a week, but the new crusher al­lows the same vol­ume to be achieved in just five days.

‘As a re­sult of the change to the con­tract, we have put 12 plant op­er­a­tor roles at risk.

‘Con­sul­ta­tions have com­menced with those af­fected and other roles within our busi­ness are be­ing iden­ti­fied to min­imise any im­pact. There are no plans for any fur­ther re­dun­dan­cies.’

The Black­well Glen­sanda con­tract cur­rently em­ploys 50 peo­ple on ro­tat­ing shifts seven days a week. Due to the changes, the load and haul con­tract has been ex­tended by 22 months and is now planned to fin­ish in April 2019.

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