Xstrata Copper’s Mt Isa mine has been named as one of Queensland’s most supportive employers of Australian Defence Force (ADF) Reservists.
Xstrata Copper took out the Large Business category in the Employer Support Awards, presented by the Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator David Feeney, in early May, at Gallipoli Barracks in Brisbane.
“Employers who support part time ADF personnel successfully manage a highly skilled shared workforce for the benefit of their employees, their organisation, and the Australian community. Supportive employers build the skills of their employees, create strong community and business partnerships, and also support the security of our nation,” said Senator Feeney.
Xstrata Copper’s Infrastructure Manager, Matt O’Neill, said Xstrata employs about a dozen Reservists in its Mt Isa operations.
“Xstrata’s values are very similar to those we see in our Defence Reservists –honesty, dependability, courage, and respect are a few that spring to mind. With these values, they are highly valued employees.” he said.
2012 Queensland Employer Support Awards:
Government Townsville Hospital, Queensland Health, Townsville
Small Business Passions of Paradise, Cairns
Medium Business PIQ Logistics, Rockhampton
Large Business Xstrata Copper, Mount Isa
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