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190 jobs to go at Downer as Waratah trains delivered

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Downer EDI announced this week that it would cut 190 jobs at its Cardiff operations as work to deliver 78 eight-carriage Waratah trains to the NSW government is completed.

The Newcastle Herald reports that Downer told staff of the redundancies in early February, before making the news more broadly known on Wednesday.

Of the 190 jobs, 80 were full-time and 110 were contractors, and the workers were electricians, boilermakers and painters.

Of the 80 redundancies, Downer spokesman Michael Sharp told the Herald, “This includes about 20 people who have already accepted a voluntary redundancy and about 50 people who were informed today  that their application for an ongoing position at Cardiff had been unsuccessful.

‘‘Another 10 redundancies will take effect over the next fortnight.’’

The final train will be delivered in May.

Image: smh.com.au

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