Meat workers face axe as company halts production

09 February 2010

Hundreds of meat workers have been stood down and are anxiously waiting to hear if they've lost their jobs on the Darling Downs, west of Brisbane.

The Leitch Pastoral Group on Monday (Monday) stood down 230 staff at an abattoir at Killarney, near Warwick, and a food processing plant at Pittsworth, near Toowoomba.

Production has ceased and the workers have been told not to show up for work for the rest of this week, pending an announcement on Friday about the future of the businesses.

Comment is being sought from Leitch Pastoral Group.