MYRTLEFORD Carter Holt Harvey timber mill workers planned to stop work at 2am on Wednesday and risk a company lockout after industrial talks stalled.
Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (CFMEU) assistant district secretary Andrew Vendramini said about 207 workers – including casual staff – would be affected by the action.
“Once the workers go out there’ll be a full lockout,” he said.
Mr Vendramini said the industrial action would continue indefinitely.
He said workers wanted a 3 per cent pay rise annually, one week’s annual leave in the Christmas period and better access to income protection insurance.
Carter Holt Harvey runs a 24-7 roster over five shifts.