This is a continuation of efforts to address MG’s cost base, improve efficiencies and ultimately increase earnings and the farmgate milk price.
The phased changes to IBL will significantly increase MG’s logistics efficiency relative to milk intake, while ensuring sufficient capacity to manage collections through seasonal peak production.
It is expected that 60 tanker operator roles will be affected in Koroit, Leongatha, Maffra and Rochester and a number of support roles.
In a statement, the co-operative said:
“To minimise the impacts on our people, we will be seeking to make changes to rosters and offering voluntary redundancies in the first instance.
“We are committed to ensuring that we provide any affected employees with appropriate levels of support and the recognition that they deserve during this period of transition. MG will support employees by providing access to career transition and redeployment services.
“These actions are regrettable but necessary to ensure a strong MG that can deliver sustainable and competitive returns for our suppliers.”