Last Thursday while at Dummy I sat in on a bulk meeting with the big wigs and lets just say things are not looking good for Vic.
Most depots are going to lose alot of staff, one depot has even been told to take one year's leave without pay.
So far there has been a 49% downturn in container traffic in Vic.
All personnel have been given the choice of FR,LSL or Redeployment.
I have been told they are reducing the shops at dynon to less than 15 personnel and the rest contracted out.
The domestic grain is not making money with only the Kensington and Ballarat at the moment, but Sunshine starts again tomorrow.
Hence the reason why now they said only four XR's are only going to be left on BG, to be reviewed.
The only dynon services they are going to guarantee to is the loggy,apex,maryvale and the Linton, so this could result in alot of redeployments.
The depots to redeploy too from memory are
(NRC) Sydney, Perth, Kalgoorlie, Alice Springs and Dimboola.
And when asked by one of the staff does the government know of your plans, the response was yes.
I suppose it doesn't help that the Government closes lines and with this enquiry it is going to get worse, Robinvale line to close at Ultima.
Kulwin line to close at either Berriwillock or Sea Lake (been told two different things from Network and Access).
KPMG are currently doing a full audit of PN vic to whether it will stay or not. Results to be known by early Jan 08.
Merry Xmas to all.