Kinleith update – talks adjourned
Talks in the Kinleith dispute have been adjourned until 9am tomorrow (Thursday).
Workers met managers on the site this afternoon in a bid to end the two-year dispute that led 270 workers to walk off the job last Friday.
EPMU Auckland regional secretary Mike Sweeney said that little progress had been made today.
Among the sticking points are the company’s desire to be able to promote and demote workers at will, and to make production workers fight fires – something the union considers to be a serious health and safety risk.
Meanwhile, mill owner Carter Holt Harvey today
announced that former chief executive Chris Liddell had been
promoted to senior vice president and chief financial
officer of the company which controls CHH, US giant