COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am
Ed Sheeran

Kawerau paper mill set to close

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

Norske Skog has confirmed it is closing its Tasman newsprint mill in a little over a month’s time.

E tū delegate and industry spokesperson Bruce Habgood says the closure affects about 160 workers, including more than 30 E tū members who work in maintenance.

Most will take redundancy from July 16 once a clean-up has been completed at the site.

He says the mill been a big part of Kawerau’s history for several generations and is the reason the township was built in the first place.

The closure highlights the importance of workers being unionised, so that they have access to collective agreements that contain redundancy provisions and protections.

Mr Habgood says E tū will be look at how to formally recognise workers’ skills gained on the job so they can take up other employment opportunities.

Copyright © 2021, UMA Broadcasting Ltd:

flu vaccine campaign
KIKO - Ka Puta (Official Video)
OPINION: Let's be honest, we are torturing prisonersand many are Maori
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The revelation that prisoners held in solitary confinement have surged 78% since Labour came to power highlights how toxic our prison culture has become.
OPINION: Debate with gangs essential for real solutions
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The disgraceful manner in which the Human Rights Commission, Marama Davidson and Willie Jackson are being tarnished by National and ACT for meeting with the Mongrel Mob is shameful!
OPINION: Why the latest TVNZ poll suggests Greens & Maori Party form an alliance
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The latest TVNZ Poll suggests the Greens and Māori Party should form an alliance.





Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

12:00am - 06:00am