Nov 15, 2018

RCR Tomlinson project workers reassured on entitlements

RCR Tomlinson project workers reassured on entitlements

Workers at five Queensland solar farm projects have received assurances wages and conditions will be covered if solar construction company RCR Tomlinson fails.

Electrical Trades Union QLD NT state secretary Peter Ong said officials had visited the Haughton, Emerald, Collinsville, Clermont and Darling Downs sites, where project owners had given commitments to cover those responsibilities.

“We’re hoping that they will be good to their word. We had meetings on all of the sites yesterday and the blokes stopped work for a period of time until we could gain those commitments,” he said.

It came after RCR Tomlinson this week announced a trading halt, sparking concerns the company was in danger of going into receivership.

Each of the Queensland sites employed 100 to 250 workers, Mr Ong said.

It was announced yesterday that the securities of RCR Tomlinson would be suspended from quotation immediately at the company’s request, pending the release of an announcement regarding its earnings for FY19 and the associated consequences for its funding.

RCR previously went into a trading halt in July before reporting $57 million write-down on the 150MW Daydream and 50MW Hayman solar farms in Central Queensland in late August and launching a $100 million capital raising at $1 a share.

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