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Carter Holt Harvey job losses averted


December 7, 2012

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Carter Holt Harvey job losses averted


Workers at Carter Holt Harvey-owned Rotorua Profiles are celebrating after being told they will no longer be made redundant as the company has found a buyer for the business.

Carter Holt Harvey announced two weeks ago it would be closing Rotorua Profiles at a cost of around 50 jobs for employees and contractors.

The sale to Profiles Woodproducts Limited means all workers will now keep their jobs on full pay and conditions.

EPMU timber industry organiser Ron Angel says the news is a huge relief for workers and their families.

“It’s devastating to be told you’ll lose your job at any time, particularly just before Christmas, so our members are just over the moon that their jobs have been saved.

“Carter Holt Harvey is to be congratulated for its efforts to keep people in employment and for making such a smooth transition to the new employer. This is great news for everyone.”

The EPMU is continuing to consult with Carter Holt Harvey over the 18 redundancies announced recently at its Tokoroa plywood plant. So far six jobs have been saved and the union is hopeful the remaining twelve redundancies will be voluntary.

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