CQ mine cuts jobs
GLOBAL resources giant Glencore is preparing to sack hundreds of workers at the Hail Creek mine, west of Mackay. In March, Glencore purchased Hail Creek coal mine and the Valeria coal development project from Rio Tinto for
$1.7 billion. The mine’s workforce of about 1360 is expected be cut to 930 – axing 430 jobs in what it has dubbed a “restructure” of its operations. Staff were informed of the changes at meetings on Monday, more than 30 per cent of workers left unemployed.
Oz Day awards
NOMINATIONS for the 2019 Banana Shire Australia Day Awards are now open. The annual celebrations will be hosted at the Thangool Race Track. The awards recognise and honour the outstanding achievements of residents. You can support by nominating community members in the following categories: Citizen & Young Citizen, Cultural, Volunteer, Sportsperson, Sports Administrator, Community Group or Team, Community Event. Nominations close on November 30.
90 years of tennis
CALLIDE Valley Tennis Association is gearing up to celebrate its 90th anniversary. In preparation for the milestone next March, the association is compiling a book on its history and is encouraging contributions. Included in the account will be old photos and recollections of the club’s activities on and off the court. The hunt is on for pictures of players, courts or buildings, memorabilia, tournament results, score sheets or team lists. If you have something to share or would like to sponsor the book, call Sharon 0407 024 032 or Clarice 4995 1128.