EZ sacks 330

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EZ sacks 330

By Dave Wright

Hobart — Pasminco Metals EZ has sacked 333 workers at its Risdon plant. EZ is implementing a comprehensive plant restructure which it claims will save over $8 million.

Unions believe that the company targeted delegates and other outspoken workers in the latest sackings.

The sackings reduce EZ's work force to 800. Company general manager Paul Salmon was "confident" that these 333 fewer workers would be able to continue to produce 220,000 tonnes of zinc.

It has been revealed that workers in many sections of the plant are being strongly encouraged to work overtime to cover the job losses. In one section there is unlimited overtime available.