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The Rail, Tram and Bus Union (RTBU) says rail company Aurizon is planning to close its third north Queensland depot.
It says staff were yesterday told the company is reviewing operations at its Ingham depot, leaving the four employees without a job.
Aurizon has recently closed its Ayr and Tully depots after stopping its freight services.
RTBU spokesman Les Moffitt says Aurizon is working towards stopping the transport of small amounts of freight around Queensland.
"The company has decided with the small freight operation, there'll be some major changes to that - where they'll only focus on full container loads and the customers who receive that freight will be serviced by a truck from Townsville," he said.
He says it is a disappointment to the staff who will lose their jobs.
"Staff were called to a meeting and they were advised by senior managers from down south that they are looking at reviewing the operations in Ingham and there's a high possibility the depot will be closed by the end of the month, which means four local employees will be out of a job," he said.
Aurizon says no final decision has been made until it has finished consulting with employees.
It says the company will continue to provide freight services out of Innisfail and Townsville.
This article first appeared on www.abc.net.au
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