Carter Holt Harvey job losses averted
December 7, 2012
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
The sale to Profiles Woodproducts Limited
means all workers will now keep their jobs on full pay and
EPMU timber industry organiser Ron Angel
says the news is a huge relief for workers and their
“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
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