Job losses at Rio's Argyle

Contractors go at Rio Tinto's Argyle diamond mine

An unconfirmed number of contractors have been shown the door at Rio Tinto's Argyle diamond mine.

The company confirmed yesterday that as part of its transition to a fully operational underground mine, a number of construction contractors had been "demobilised".

It did not provide a number.

The company came under scrutiny in February when 350 construction workers at Argyle were axed and flown back to Perth within hours of being informed.

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