Nutrien Announces Operational Changes at its Vanscoy Potash Mine
Nutrien announced changes at its Vanscoy potash mine that will lower the sites annual operational capability from 2.2 million tonnes to 1.7 million tonnes. Given the Potash market continues to be in a state of recovery, it is critical that Nutrien’s Potash network remain competitive globally. The changes will result in a reduction of approximately 20 staff and 60 hourly positions and take effect in the third quarter of 2019.
Nutrien expects to increase production at its lower cost mines and anticipates around 80 vacancies at other Saskatchewan sites over the remainder of 2019. Nutrien has approximately 4,000 employees in Saskatchewan.
“Nutrien is committed to supporting the transition for our impacted employees and their families during this difficult period,” said Susan Jones, CEO of Nutrien Potash. “We will do all that we can to relocate employees to job vacancies across our network. The changes announced today will allow our Vanscoy site to operate in a more sustainable state and provide remaining employees a more stable future. We are focused on operating a safe, efficient and globally competitive potash network and continue to see opportunity for growth across our operations in Saskatchewan.”