Nutrien Ltd. has announced that operational changes at its Vanscoy potash facility will result in 30 layoffs and the end of 50 hourly positions.
In a news release the company says the changes are associated with the company’s re balancing of their overall potash reduction.
“This is a difficult day for our employees and their families, and we are committed to easing the transition for our impacted employees,” said Susan Jones, President of Nutrien Potash in a news release. “The changes will position Vanscoy to operate more efficiently within Nutrien’s entire potash network and ensure we can competitively serve our customers on a long-term basis. We have provided opportunities for Vanscoy employees to transition to other roles since the beginning of 2018 as we rebalance our network and expect to increase staffing levels at other Saskatchewan mines going forward.”
Nutrien will provide severance packages, assistance, transition programs, and information on existing openings for affected employees. The company expects to have between 50 to 70 vacancies at other Saskatchewan potash mines over the remainder of 2018 and will continue to provide opportunities for Vanscoy employees to transition to other roles within Nutrien.