4BC News: Electricians working to return electricity to flooded Queensland towns have been offered voluntary redundancies in the midst of the disaster, a union says.
Electrical Trade Union state organiser Trevor Gauld says state-owned energy power company Ergon Energy asked Maryborough-based maintenance staff on Wednesday morning to put their hands up to leave.
He said about 50 workers were taken off flood restoration work in the region to attend a briefing about redundancies and were asked to nominate within a week.
Mr Gauld said Ergon was trying to axe 61 positions.
"It's a fair kick in the guts for a community that's still trying to deal with their flood restorations," Mr Gauld told AAP.
"Right in the middle of a flood restoration, they're looking for redundancies from the front line."
Comment is being sought from Ergon Energy.