230 employee and contractor roles impacted at Saraji Mine

BMA is consulting with employees at the Saraji Mine near Dysart about workforce reductions at the mine as part of measures to ensure the ongoing competitiveness and viability of the mine.

There will be approximately 230 employee and contractor roles impacted.

Further consultation will occur with employees at the mine to determine how reductions will be achieved.

BMA Asset President Lucas Dow said he understood that uncertainty caused by the consultations would be difficult for employees, contractors, their families and the community of Dysart.

"BMA has made a number of changes across its operations to reduce costs and increase productivity in order to ensure that our operations are profitable and sustainable," he said.

"A recent review of the Saraji mine by the Company concluded that a fundamental improvement in the cost base of the open-cut operation is required to ensure that it remains competitive."