Mass job losses as Chevron sacks 230 workers amid Gorgon plant safety concerns


Chevron Australia has sacked 230 workers, sparking fears for staff at the $US54 billion ($73.7 billion) Gorgon plant in the Pilbara.

In a statement, the company said the latest forced redundancies were the result of an adjustment of the business in response to the impact of COVID-19 and a deteriorating business outlook.

Repairs at Gorgon's train two have been delayed.

Repairs at Gorgon’s train two have been delayed.Credit:

The news of the massive job losses comes on top of another 180 voluntary redundancies at the company.

“As we implement staffing changes, our priorities remain the health and safety of our people and the community and maintaining vital supplies of natural gas to our customers,” a company spokesman said.