Surat Basin coal miner cuts 70 jobs at Wilkie Creek

SEVENTY staff from coal operations at the Wilkie Creek Mine are now jobless following an announcement from Peabody yesterday morning.

The redundancies will include 33 labourers, 13 administration staff, 10 casual staff and 14 contractors.

Production will be cut by 30%.

The company announced it would cut 400 people from its Australian workforce in July.

More on this story as it develops.