Timber industry lock out

Multinational timber industry giant Carter Holt Harvey locked out about 150 workers from April 19.
Saturday, April 22, 2017

Multinational timber industry giant Carter Holt Harvey has indefinitely locked out about 150 workers who are members of the Electrical Trades Union; Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union; and the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union at the company's Myrtleford plyboard manufacturing site.

The lock out began at 2.30am on April 19.

It follows a breakdown in enterprise agreement negotiations between the company and unions.

Union members are seeking improved income protection insurance coverage and a significantly better wage rise than the company is offering.

Union members are determined to achieve a new enterprise agreement for the site that properly recognises their skills that have made the Myrtleford site a productive and profitable operation.

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