Council providing support for CAT families

Burnie City Council is committed to supporting Caterpillar Underground Mining workers and their families in the lead up to the company’s transition to Thailand.

As part of this support, Council will be hosting information sessions for the partners and families of Caterpillar Underground Mining employees early next month.

“Mayor Anita Dow said, “From the outset it has been Council’s intention to provide as much support as practicable to those workers and their families during this very uncertain time.”

“While the loss of Caterpillar is a setback for the region, we must not lose sight of what is truly important – our community, and the welfare of our community members.”

“This can be a very stressful time for these families, and while measures have been put in place to ensure that the workers receive the appropriate information and assistance, sometimes this information isn’t always relayed to their partners and families. It is hoped that these information sessions will help alleviate that.”

“The information sessions will allow families to come together in an informal, yet supportive environment. They will get a better understanding of the processes that will take place and the assistance that is available to them. Representatives from various organisations including Centrelink, Centacare, Rural Alive and Well (RAW), Skills Tasmania and financial institutions will be on hand to discuss options and to answer questions.”

The information sessions are by invitation only and the invitations will be forwarded to Caterpillar workers next week.

For further information please contact

Janine Phillips
Communications Officer
Burnie City Council
03 6430 5716 or 0448 568 728