Mount Milligan reorganizes

There were some changes for 40 Mount Milligan employees during the week, with some leaving and some being moved around.

There were some changes for 40 Mount Milligan employees this week, with some leaving and some being moved around.

Rumours of layoffs were rampant, and some employees were told they were being let go, but then later told there was still something for them, possibly due to administrative errors.

Ken Watson, vice president general manager of Mount Milligan said “The Mount Milligan mine recently realigned 40 hourly employees from mine operations to several other departments within the organization.”

Watson said the realignment was due to a change in the mine plan for the rest of 2014. The change means ten operations staff from each of the four shifts needed to be transferred to other departments.

“The realignment was done on a voluntary basis,” he said. “All but two of the affected employees voluntarily took other positions at the site.”

Employees choosing not to change to the positions offered them resigned.

Watson said he expects most of the forty mine operations positions will be reactivated towards the end of this year.