Ostwald Bros worker told: No redundancy – Australia News


UPDATE 2.30pm: One of the Ostwald Bros workers sacked by administrators of the troubled civil construction company said employees had not been promised redundancy payments.

Naish Kenny, who worked for Ostwald Bros on the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, said he received a call this morning that he was one of 260 workers across the state who had lost their jobs.

The Toowoomba resident and machine operator said sacked employees were not offered redundancy payments, but that might change in the future.

SACKED: Former Ostwald Bros worker Naish Kenny said he wasn’t guaranteed redundancy payouts after being told he was one of 260 staff laid off from the civil construction company. Facebook

“They sent out an email saying they’d be notifying people who were laid off, (and) I was told I was no longer needed,” he said.

“(The worst part was) to be told they didn’t have any money to pay out any redundancies.

“At the moment, there are no payments but there might be down the track.

“It was a bit of a shock but you could see it was coming, just with what was happening.”

Mr Kenny said the uncertainty leading up to the revelation this morning was the worst part.

“I’m not too bad, but for two days I didn’t know what was happening,” he said.

“At least I can move on and get another job.”

While Mr Kenny was officially sacked today, he hadn’t worked on the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing since August 15.

“We left the work site the week before last on a Tuesday – we were told that the company (Ostwald Bros) hadn’t been paid,” he said.

UPDATE 12pm: Hundreds of workers have been sacked after the administrators of Ostwald Bros handed down the findings of…

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