Workers have been called to a meeting with Solid Energy regarding the future of Spring Creek Mine.
The company says it's been reviewing its operations.
Grey District mayor Tony Kokshoorn says workers don't know what the meeting is about, but are nervous about job cuts.
"We've been informed by Solid Energy that they're meeting the staff and from that they will make a decision as to the fate of the Spring Creek mine here in Greymouth.
"There's a lot of speculation around. We just hope it's not as bad as what a lot of people are talking, so we really wait to find out what Solid Energy are doing. We know they're bleeding $200 million in their budget for next year."
Mr Kokshoorn is worried about the number of workers heading to Australia, because once they're gone, it's hard to get them back.
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