THE first cuts have been made at UGL Lansdowne, following the announcement last week of the sites impending closure.
On Wednesday night, 30 employees were told they would finish up next Tuesday, August 27, with another lot of cuts planned for Wednesday, August 28.
The 30 employees were each given an overview of their expected redundancy packages and it is expected cuts will be made every Wednesday from here on in, until all but two 'care and maintenance' staff will be left.
Next week, a large number of employees are expected to take part in a peaceful protest, organised by Palmer United candidates for the upcoming federal election.
Senate candidate and former local, Matt Adamson has organised for three buses to transport employees, their families and anyone else who wants to support them, to Sydney's Martin Place, next Tuesday, August 27.
Both Adamson and candidate for Lyne Troy Wilkie confirmed on their Facebook pages that the protest was going ahead.