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    Treasurer and Minister for Employment and Economic Development
    The Honourable Andrew Fraser

    Support continues for Killarney and Pittsworth abattoir workers

    Treasurer and Minister for Employment and Economic Development
    The Honourable Andrew Fraser

    Friday, February 12, 2010

    Support continues for Killarney and Pittsworth abattoir workers

    Toowoomba’s Rapid Response Team will continue to assist 230 employees who were this week stood down while the business’ managers determine their future.

    Mr Fraser said senior departmental officers had met with workers from Killarney and Pittsworth abattoirs this week to provide assistance and support while business managers determined a way forward for their employees.

    “Our officers have been on the ground this week in Pittsworth and Killarney working one on one with the employees while their futures remain unknown,” Mr Fraser said.

    “This company has been receiving Government assistance for some time
    through our Jobs Assist program.

    “Through this program, an independent review identified solutions that will
    keep the business afloat – but whether the company decides to accept those
    recommendations is their decision.

    “There’s no doubt there are significant challenges in the industry.

    “We stand ready to support these workers as they prepare for the company’s decision.”

    Media contacts: Treasurer’s Office – 3224 4551 or 3224 5982